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How to Wipe Files from Mac Hard Drive?

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Are you willing to sale or donate your Macintosh computer? If yes, then you should think for a while. Have you completely erased or wiped your significant data from the hard drive? It is pretty important to completely remove the data from disk before you give it to anyone else. Simple deletion of files or hard drive formatting is not a safe way. The file can be recovered after such kind of deletions and can be misused by malicious users. To ensure safe removal of your data, file eraser Mac is required.

Deleting Does Not Actually Delete Files

Mac OS X operating system uses file system for storing, accessing, organizing, and manipulating files on the hard drive. Every file or directory, stored on Macintosh hard drive, has a unique entry in the file system. This entry is referenced by the operating system to locate and access files/directories from the hard drive.

When you delete a file, only the reference of file is deleted. The file remains intact on the drive. However, Mac OS X operating system can not locate and access files because the file's reference that is used by operating system is missing. In such cases, it seems that the file is gone forever. In fact the file is recoverable in such cases using Mac data recovery software.

The same thing is with hard drive formatting also. Formatting removes entire file system from the hard drive and make it as a RAW. However, recovery is also possible from a RAW Mac OS X hard drive. So, your confidential files are still at the stake of misuse.

Physically destroying a hard drive is a way to tackle such cases, but it is not environment friendly. Other than that, you need to purchase a new hard drive for your system.

The perfect file wipe Mac is to overwrite the deleted files, which is not possible manually. For this purpose, Mac OS X operating system provides an inbuilt utility to erase a hard drive volume, called Disk Utility. But, this tool also has a drawback that it can not wipe selected files from a Mac hard drive volume.

In such critical situations, Mac disk wipe software come for your help. The applications are designed to overwrite the selected files by random binary digits- 0 and 1. These Mac wipe tools are capable of completely wiping all the selected files in a quick and easy way.

Stellar Wipe Mac is an advanced file eraser utility that wipes selected Mac files and folder beyond recover capabilities. It is usable with 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, and 10.4 Tiger. The software enables you to select a wipe algorithm on your own.

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