Thread: Permanently deleting files?
10-16-2008, 09:31 PM #1
Permanently deleting files?
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- Aug 02, 2008
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?
10-16-2008, 09:48 PM #2
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.Intel iMac 24" 2.8Ghz / 4gb
PowerBook G4 12" 1.33Ghz / 1.25gb
2Gb Black iPod Nano 1G
Canon 30D, recently inherited!
10-16-2008, 09:54 PM #3
This is what you are looking for:
10-16-2008, 09:59 PM #4
10-16-2008, 11:04 PM #5
I really need to start using Time machine!
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