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Unless, of course, you delete them securely first.

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For this, using the Terminal utility is perhaps the best way out, since it allows you much more control over what you are doing. First, here is the Terminal command we will be using. Just keep it there for now, since you will need to slightly change it before proceeding.


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Just tried on my MacBook Air as well as my iMac and both have the same problem. It stays stuck on creating temporary file. This may be a problem with Disk Utility on your boot drive.

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You might also try running a disk verification and repair to ensure the filesystem and partition structure are intact. Alternatively you can also bypass the disk utility application by using the Terminal to erase free space, which can be done with the following command:. Note that while the device "disk0s2" is commonly the boot drive for systems with a single hard drive, this may be different for you system.

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Check the device by opening Disk Utility and getting information on your boot volume, and you should see the proper device name listed as "device identifier. Communities Contact Support. Sign in.

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