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secure-erase utilities

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How to securely erase an SSD drive

Erasing an SSD drive not only sanitizes the drive, but recovers lost performance on systems with inefficient garbage collection. We'll show you how to securely erase your SSD drive.

By October 5, 2011

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OS X Disk Utility missing options to erase free disk space

If you have purchased a new Mac or have upgraded your hard drive on an older Mac, you may find when accessing the option to erase free disk space using Apple's Disk Utility that the controls for doing so are grayed out.

By March 19, 2012

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How to prepare a used Mac for use

While formatting a used Mac is always best, you can set one up to be as new as possible without formatting.

By July 10, 2012

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers, Lion edition

MacFixIt Answers is a weekly feature in which we answer questions e-mailed in by our readers. We welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comments.

By July 28, 2011

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Performing custom secure file deletion via the OS X Terminal

Apple's "Secure Empty Trash" option will perform a seven-pass random erase on the files in the Trash, but you may wish to change this up a bit.

By June 17, 2011

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Hands on: A look at Drive Genius 3

A hands-on look at the options and tools in Drive Genius 3 for OS X.

By October 6, 2010

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Weekly utilities update: Hardware Monitor, Print Therapy, PodSalvage, more...

Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week.

By February 15, 2010

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Prevent snoops from recovering your erased files

When you delete a file, you're not really removing the information. Two free programs--Eraser and SDelete--take very different approaches to secure file deletion.

By January 14, 2009

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Utilities Updates: Maintenance 1.0.4; FileSalvage 5.0; 1Passwd 1.4.2834; BackityMac 1.2b; more

Utilities Updates: Maintenance 1.0.4; FileSalvage 5.0; 1Passwd 1.4.2834; BackityMac 1.2b; more

By August 22, 2006

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Utilities Updates: Dantz Retrospect 6.1.126; CopyPaste yType 2.6.1; Mail Forward X 3.0.2; more

Utilities Updates: Dantz Retrospect 6.1.126; CopyPaste yType 2.6.1; Mail Forward X 3.0.2; more

By October 4, 2005