This article would talk about how to empty your Trashes securely on Mac. You may wonder why this easy job is worth to discuss here. However, what we want to talk about is more than just go to your Trash and click on the “Empty” button. And you can see more details in part 1. Please continue to read.
- Part 1: What is the difference between Empty Trash and and Secure Empty Trash?
- Part 2: Securely Empty Trash for iMac/MacBook Pro
However, the Secure Empty Trash feature fails to perform perfectly and even Apple could not guarantee the deleted files would not be recovered. In this way, the feature was removed with the statement:
“Finder Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.8 and later Impact: The ‘Secure Empty Trash’ feature may not securely delete files placed in the Trash Description: An issue existed in guaranteeing secure deletion of Trash files on some systems, such as those with flash storage. This issue was addressed by removing the ‘Secure Empty Trash’ option.”
So what should you do if you want to deal with the sensitive files or erase the personal information when pass your Mac to others? Please continue to read.
CleanMyMac 3 program can help to erase the deleted files in multiple trash bins (not only a system Trash, but also the Photos Trash, Mail Trash, and other app-specific Trashes on your Mac). Now please check out the guide to empty Trashes securely on your Mac.
Step 1 Download CleanMyMac 3
First of all, please download and install the CleanMyMac 3 program on your Mac by clicking on the download button below.
Step 2 Scan the Files in Trashes
After you get the program installed, please launch it. On the interface, please go to “Trash Bins” option on the left pane and then click on the “Scan” button to continue.
Step 3 Empty Trashes Securely
After the scanning is over, you are able to choose the “Review Details” to check out the scanning result. Then please click on the “Clean” button on the bottom of the interface to empty your Trashes.
The job is done! Just three simple steps and you can securely erase the annoying trashes off the Mac. So why not have a try yourself?