View Full Version : Quick advice on permanently erasing data from macbook internal hard drive

24th December 2008, 03:17 AM
hey all

i apologise if this topic has been done hundreds of times, im working on a photo story and dont have alot of time on my hands, my macbook is really REALLY slow these days, i have moved over 50gb into the trash and deleted it from there but no luck, it seems to still come up in my hard drive breakdown, can someone give me advice on how i can delete all that unnessacary stuff without completely formating the hard drive...
is this possible?

cheers all


24th December 2008, 06:59 AM
Try using the option to securely empty trash

24th December 2008, 07:12 AM
Sounds like you've run out of space for your swap files. Suggest you do option right mouse click to clear the trash to bypass any files linked to open apps. Then reboot to clear swap files. If that makes no difference download and install Onyx 1.9.9 and just run the standard maintenance script and that will purge caches and log files which may be using a lot of space.

25th December 2008, 10:29 PM
thanks guys

ill have a go and let you know how it goes :-)



25th December 2008, 10:34 PM
have you tried:
1. secure empty trash
2.reboot the system
if that doesnt work, try onyx,

hope this helps