867 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2009 8:04 AM by broadwaybobby
The "erase free space" feature is meant only for security: it literally zeroes-out the "free space" that's on your drive. This prevents anyone from (maliciously) recovering any files that you have deleted.
Ultimately, it won't change the available space on your hard drive, but during the process, the Finder may report that you are running out of HD space (and you will see the available space reduce). But it will return to 96GB when you complete the process.
You can only recover actual room on your hard drive by deleting files and then emptying the trash.
Message was edited by: Matt Clifton