How to Delete Voice Memos on Mac Beyond the Scope of Recovery?

Summary: In this post, we have mentioned different methods to permanently delete voice memos from your Mac system. We’ve also mentioned a file eraser software that erases voice memos and other files from Mac beyond the scope of recovery.

Voice Memos application was first introduced with macOS 10.14, commonly referred to as macOS Mojave. Since then, Voice Memos feature has been available on every macOS launched by Apple. It is a useful tool to record voice notes of your important tasks and access it over all the synced devices.

In this blog, we will talk about the ways to delete Voice Memos notes beyond the scope of recovery.

How to Delete Voice Memos on Mac?

Deleting a voice memo is as easy as creating it. All you need to do is follow the methods as given below:

1. Permanently Delete Voice Memos from Mac

To permanently delete a voice memo created on Mac, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Launch ‘Voice Memos’ from the Dock.

Voice Memo Dock

Step 2: Click the ‘Sidebar’.

Step 3: Select the ‘Recently Deleted’ option. All the recently deleted voice memos would appear in the Voice Memos window.

Recently Deleted

Step 4: Select the memo you wish to delete and click ‘Delete’ in the top right corner.

Click on Delete Button

If you want to delete all the recently deleted voice memos, click ‘Delete All’ at the bottom of the sidebar.

2. Delete Voice Memos using File Eraser Tool

Even when you empty the Trash, the deleted voice memo remains on the hard drive of your Mac as it is marked as available space for overwriting. Until that space is overwritten with new data, the deleted data can be recovered by using a data recovery software. To erase voice memos from Mac beyond the scope of recovery, you can use an advanced file eraser software, such as BitRaser File Eraser. This software erases the voice memos from your Mac by overwriting it multiple times, depending upon the Eraser Algorithm you choose.

Here is how you can delete voice memos from your Mac by using the software.

Step 1: Install the BitRaser File Eraser software on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch the software and select the ‘Files & Folders’ option on the main user interface window and click ‘Next’.  

Select What to Erase

Note: You can choose the ‘Search & Erase’ option if you know the path of the Voice Memo to be deleted.

Step 3: Select the Macintosh HD volume and follow the path User > Admin > Library > Application Support >

Note: If you do not see any of the folders in above path press Command + Shift + . keys.

Step 4: If you chose the ‘Search & Erase’ option, enter ‘*.*’ in the ‘File Name’ tab and type ‘/User/Admin/Library/Application Support/’ in the ‘Find in’ tab.

Go to Find and Fill File name or Path of the location

Step 5: Click the ‘Find’ tab and the ‘Find Results’ will appear.

Step 6: Select the voice memos you want to delete and click ‘Erase’.

Erase Files

Step 7: You will be asked to activate BitRaser File Eraser. Enter the ‘Activation Key’ you received via mail and click ‘Activate’.

Enter The Activation Key

Step 8: ‘BitRaser File Eraser Activated Successfully’ message appears. Click ‘OK’.

Activation Done

Step 9: Your selected files will be displayed in ‘Confirm Erasure’ box. Click ‘Confirm Erase’.

Confirm Erase

Step 10: ‘Erasure Completed!’ message will be shown and you will be asked to restart your system to allow the changes to take effect.

Erasure Completed

Step 11: Restart your Mac system and your voice memos will be deleted permanently without any scope of recovery.


As you may know, simple deletion of data – be it voice memos or other files from Mac doesn’t actually remove it. It remains on the hard drive until overwritten. You can follow the methods discussed above to permanently delete the voice memos from your Mac system. The best way to delete voice memos or other files from Mac is to use a file eraser software for Mac such as BitRaser File Eraser. The software can help you erase voice memos and other files from Mac beyond the scope of recovery.

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