Most Mac users usually know one way to empty the trash on their computer. Today, we are going to show you three different ways to empty the trash in Mac OS X. Hopefully this will help you find the way that suits you the best and save you some time in the long run. Let’s begin:
1) Open Finder from your Dock, and then click on Finder in the top-left corner of your screen and select Empty Trash. Although this will remove files in your trash, they can still be recovered using special software. In case you want to delete files securely and permanently in order to make sure they can’t be recovered – select Secure Empty Trash instead of Empty Trash.
2) Open Finder from your Dock, and then press Command + Shift + Delete on your keyboard. When a new window pops up, simply click on Empty Trash.
3) Right-click on the Trash icon in the Dock and then click on Empty Trash. If you hold the Command button and then right-click on the Trash icon you will have the option to select Secure Empty Trash. This way, the files will be deleted beyond recovery.