Totally Remove??

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  1. charliebrown101

    charliebrown101 New Member

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    Hello, I'm new to this forum, and i hated to start a new thread on such a (maybe) stupid question. On Mac OS X, if you drag a file into a flash drive folder (to be stored on the flash drive), will there be any remains of the files on my imac once i remove my flash drive? Or will my mac simply back it up, and the files i moved to my flash drive, still be on my computer?
    Thanks for the help!!

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  2. DarkWrath

    DarkWrath Active Member

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    I *think* that fragments of the file still exist on the system once moved. If you want to be absolutely sure that the file is not on the Mac, why not wipe the free space?
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    charliebrown101 New Member

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    I don't want to back up everything, that'd just be a big mess.
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    Please help!!

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