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Recover from an incomplete Erase Free Space process
Authored by: ocdinsomniac on Mar 28, '07 10:33:25AM
The giant files that are created during a free-space-erase are .sparseimage files and are stored either in:
/var/root/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/

if erasing free space on the root volume, or in:
/Volumes/YourVolume/.TemporaryItems/folders.UIDNumber/TemporaryItems/

if erasing free space on another volume, where "YourVolume" is the name of the volume being erased, and "UIDNumber" is the UID number of the user performing the erase.

This is covered in an article on MacGeekery:
http://www.macgeekery.com/tips/quickie/recovering_from_a_failed_secure_erase_free_space

-systemsboy

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