How to Fix Slow Empty Trash on MAC OSX

Is your MAC taking a very long time to finish when emptying your trash bin?

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This is a common problem encountered when you have your secure empty trash option on. The feature enables user to securely erase the data from their MAC.


Here’s what you need to do to turn off the feature:

Step 1: Open Finder App

Step 2: From the Finder menu option, select Preferences.

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Step 3: On Finder Preferences window, select advance tab and unselect option “Empty Trash securely” and close window.

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Tip: Erase your data securely if you don’t want other people to restore any data which are already deleted or simply to protect your self from risk of having your data stolen. Even formatted hard drive can be restored. Do you know?


Since childhood, the technology of computers was his greatest fascination. Empowered with a degree on Computer Science from AMA University in the Philippines, Ron focused on website and program development. Since then, he has been working with different companies and personalities to achieve their corporate and personal goals by providing technical support for their online presence and program solutions. As today’s technology develops faster than the blink of an eye, Ron never stops exploring not only the new but the coming. His exposure to a wide array of businesses and industries equipped him to be versatile and proficient to go beyond the expectations of his clients. Ron is looking forward to more challenging collaborations where he can further improve his ability to apply the latest trends in providing innovative solutions to the growing demands of website and program development.

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