Securely empty trash in OS X

Total time: 1 minute 

This guide explains how to securely empty your Mac's trash can. This function overwrites the old data on your hard drive with a bunch of 0s, making it harder to recover.

Here's everything you'll need to complete this guide:

Mac OS X×1
To securely empty the trash

Hold down CMD-SHIFT and right-click the trash can icon. You will now see the Securely Empty Trash option appear.