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Right-click (on Mac, click with two fingers) on the files and choose <span class="guimenuitem">Wipe</span>.
Confirm.
1. The deletion will start. It can last from a few seconds to several minutes,
according to the size of the files. Be patient…
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Securely clean available disk space
In order to clean up the contents of all files that were previously suppressed but not securely deleted from a disk, it is also possible to securely clean all the free space on the disk.
<p>This method does not work as expected on solid-state disks or USB
sticks.</p>
The disk or the folder can contain other files. Those files will not be deleted during the operation.
Click on the disk that you want to clean in the left pane to navigate to the root of this disk.
Click on the [[!img lib/open-menu.png alt="Menu" class="symbolic" link="no"]] button in the right corner of the title bar and choose **Show Hidden Files**.
If you want to empty the trash, delete the <span class="filename">.Trash-1000</span> folder or similar.
Right-click (on Mac, click with two fingers) in empty space in the right pane and choose <span class="guimenuitem">Wipe available diskspace</span>.
The cleaning starts. It can last from a few minutes to a few hours, according to the size of the available diskspace. Be patient…
Note that a file with a name similar to <span
class="filename">tmp.7JwHAyBvA9</span> is created in the
folder. It is made as big as possible to use all the available diskspace and
then securely deleted.
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Securely erasing an entire device
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<p>This technique is the only way to securely delete any data, even a
single file, from a USB stick or an SSD (Solid-State Disk).</p>
Open the <span class="application">Disks</span> utility.
All the current storage devices are listed in the left pane.