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    Permanently deleting files?

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    Permanently deleting files?
    Hello there,

    I can not figure out how to permanently delete some files. I have Leopard with Time Machine, and a Maxtor Mini 4 External HD. I know the point of time machine is to save everything so you can access it if you lose it accidentally, but is there a way to permanently delete something that was backed up in the past? Someone told me to open Time Machine and right click the file, and choose delete. That doesn't work.

    Any other advice?

    Thank you!

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    Think diskutilty has an option to "erase" free space, meaning the program writes over the free space to prevent any data to be recovered.

    I dont know how good or trusty it can be, but sure is better than nothing.
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    Permanently deleting files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeafter2am View Post
    This is what you are looking for:


    Awesome, thank you!

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