How to Empty Trash on Mac in Two Methods


Want to delete trash on Mac but do not know how? This guide will offer you two ways to help you empty trash on Mac.

July. 27, 2017


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First download MacClean to save your time before reading this guide on how to empty trash on Mac.

Moving files into the trash bin on your Mac does not mean that you have them completely deleted. If you need to delete some sensitive information and have it completely inaccessible, you'll need the "Secure Empty Trash" feature on your Mac.

Here in this guide, we will show you two ways to permanently empty the trash on Mac. Now follow the steps below to empty trash on your Mac with ease.

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Method 1. Secure Empty Trash from the Finder Menu

The "Secure Empty" option will overwrite the removed data, which means it allows you to permanently delete the trash from your Mac.

Step 1. Open up Finder from your Launchpad, pull down "Finder" menu and choose "Secure Empty Trash" option.

How to Empty Trash on Mac

How to Empty Trash on Mac

Step 2. A window should pop up and asks if you want to permanently erase the items in trash. Choose Secure Empty Trash to confirm it.

How to Empty Trash on Mac

How to Empty Trash on Mac

Step 3. This will take a bit longer than emptying the Trash as normal because of the overwriting process. The more files you are secure deleting, the longer this process will take.

Note: Another option is to empty trash on Mac with one professional Mac cleaning software named MacClean. It can help you empty the trash in just one click to protect your privacy from leaks. What’s more, MacClean manages to clean up kinds of junk files on Mac, such as, system junk, Internet junk and application junk. It can also find out malicious cookies to eliminate hidden dangers. Emptying trash is an easy job, but if you want to have a clean and slick Mac, you will need MacClean.

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Method 2. How to Empty Trash on Mac with MacClean

Step 1. Free Download MacClean and install it on computer. Launch MacClean, and select Optimization Tools, and choose Trash Sweeper.

How to Empty Trash on Mac with MacClean – Step 1

How to Empty Trash on Mac with MacClean – Step 1

Step 2. You can select all items on your trash bin, and click Remove Safely to empty the trash on Mac.

How to Empty Trash on Mac with MacClean – Step 2

How to Empty Trash on Mac with MacClean – Step 2

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The Bottom Line

Emptying trash on Mac is an easy task, and if you want to ensure a top performance of your Mac, you should try MacClean. Any questions on this guide or MacClean is warmly welcomed, please be free to let us know in the comment section or via Email.

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