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Old Apr 11, 2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Disc Utility issue - trying to erase hdd, but erase tab is greyed out?

Does anyone know what I can do. I'm selecting my full 1TB drive and "erase", naming options etc are greyed out. Same thing is happening if I select Macintosh HD. Not sure what to do?
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Does anyone know what I can do. I'm selecting my full 1TB drive and "erase", naming options etc are greyed out. Same thing is happening if I select Macintosh HD. Not sure what to do?
If this is your start up disk, you won't be able to erase it.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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If this is your start up disk, you won't be able to erase it.
Ah. In that case, how do I erase all files and personal info?
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Ah. In that case, how do I erase all files and personal info?
I suggest that you create a new admin account. Then you can securely erase your user account from within the new account.
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That's more work than I'd expected it to require, but it makes sense. Thanks!
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Worked perfectly. Thanks for your help, Satori!
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