When you put files and folders in the Trash on your Mac it feels as though you’ve removed them from your machine. But you haven’t — they’re quietly sitting there out of sight sucking up space on your hard drive. Here’s what’s going on and a handy tip that means you’ll never have to remember to empty the Trash again.
Hazel is an application that can help with annoying clean-up tasks on your Mac, such as emptying the Trash after a delay. Here’s how Hazel works.
Trashing a file doesn’t remove it from your computer, thumb drive or external drive. You need to remember to empty the Trash too. And what about securely deleting files? Here’s how it works.
There are at least 6 different ways to put unwanted files in the Trash on a Mac, and to get them out again. Here’s how.
Secure Empty Trash really gets rid of files in the Trash can.
Erase a drive to remove old files or delete confidential information.