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Permanently delete office files in Macbook

Posted on 2012-12-23
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Hi, I am quite new with Macbook. I would like to find out how to permanently delete files such as excel, words and specific entourage emails. I tried to recover using free online software and some of the files can still be found.
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by:strung
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Once the files are in the trash, pull down the Finder menu to Secure Delete Trash.

To make sure that file you have previously deleted (but were not secure deleted) are gone, use Disk Utiity (found in /Applications/Utilities)  and click "Erase Free Space". See screen shot.

You might want to do a full backup before doing that, though, just to be on the safe side.
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P.S.  There is a setting in the Finder Preferences to automatically securely delete files.

Click on the desktop to make sure you are in Finder, then pull down the Finder Menu to Preferences. Click on the Advanced Tab and check the box for Securely Delete Files.
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by:wishpeace
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Thanks man. I will try this out and try recovery again. see if it works.
What about permanently deleting entourage emails without deleted the whole database?
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If you delete them and empty the Entourage trash, the should be gone.
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