3469 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 3, 2010 6:53 AM by BeProf
Click on Finder -> Preferences and check to see if "Empty Trash securely" is checked.
That option, if it's turned on, causes Mac OS X to zero out the area of the drive where the deleted file was stored. This prevents recovery of the file by any means except very high end forensic analysis.
Unless you have a pretty darn good reason to worry about that sort of thing, I'd turn it off.