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Ive got a load of files that i accidentally deleted using the "empty trash" feature, i meant to use the "secure empty" feature that overwrites the data, the machines getting its hd swapped (faulty part) but i dont know what they do with the hard drive so for peice of mind i would like to wipe it.

Is there a method or a peice of software that can securly delete already trashed items. I know on PC you can use Recuva but they dont have a mac version yet

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Just found the awnser out myself online.. using disk utility you can go to erase > free space > and then select a over write strength (up to 7 times)

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