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I have files that I accidentally deleted using the "empty trash" feature. I intended to use the "secure empty" feature that overwrites the data. This because the Mac is getting its hd swapped (faulty part), but I do not know what they do with the hard drive so for piece of mind I would like to wipe it.

Is there a method or some software that can securely delete already trashed items? I know on PC you can use Recuva but they do not have an OSX 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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