Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
As you may or may not realize, when you delete something off your hard drive, it doesn't actually get physically removed from the disk. All references to it are gone, but it stays there until something else is written over it. For private documents this is a bad situation because someone with special software can recover supposedly deleted files. To prevent this, you can use the "Secure Empty Trash" option which is in the Finder menu. This will take longer than the normal trash emptying, because your computer is actually writing nonsense data over the top of your deleted files. To access this, simply open Finder and look on the top left and click Finder. From the dialog box that comes up, choose "Secure EmptyTrash". Now the data will be overwritten and will be unrecoverable. I made a video showing how this is done if you need to see it. Click the link to see the video.
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