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BasilFawlty

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Incorrect Alert Wording
« on: October 03, 2016, 05:06:20 PM »
I have Yosemite installed and I'm not sure when Apple did this (I think with El Capitain), but there is no longer a "secure empty trash" option.  Supposedly, they decided they don't need it because it isn't necessary with SSD drives.  However, I have an older MacBook pro with a regular magnetic media hard drive, but have Yosemite installed with no "Secure Empty Trash" option.  Why do I mention this?

I was just playing around with Espionage on my MBP and made a simple folder with a couple files to try to encrypt.  When I did this, I got an alert that said:

"Alert
The original folder has been placed in the Trash.

You can securely delete it by selecting “Secure Empty Trash…” from the Finder menu."

Ok, so if my original file has been placed in the trash, but I can't securely delete it, then what?

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Re: Incorrect Alert Wording
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 01:37:16 PM »
Hello thanks for reminding us on this, we will correct the message

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Re: Incorrect Alert Wording--FYI on Secure Delete
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 08:03:44 PM »
You can still Secure Delete on regular magnetic disk drives with third party maintenance software. A free version  8) --Onyx--is one such one which gives the option under Cleaning > Trash.

It will warn you not to Secure Delete with "solid-state or a Fusion Drive."

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Re: Incorrect Alert Wording
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 09:13:05 PM »
Thanks for sharing this info here. It is not a surprise that third party utilities allow this, Apple is simply playing safe.

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