1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 11, 2013 12:18 PM by Allan Eckert
Strumminking Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Many times when I try to secure empty trash, it takes several hours before it completes the task even though there is not that much in the trash?  Very frustrating because it seems to slow down the whole computer when it's trying to empty.  Any ideas/thoughts would be appreciated. . .


I have an eMac computer with OS 10.4.11 system.  It just seems that there is something overloaded in the computer system that needs to be purged, etc.



  • 1. Re: 'Secure Empty Trash'
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    Why do you want to do a secure empty of Trash anyway?


    Personally I see that as a told waste of time.


    On that old and slow of a Mac of course it is going to take time. You are forcing the system to do a bunch of processing.