Hard Clean

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by robotrenegade, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    I'm about to hard clean my drive. I have saved everything i want. All I need now is my saved links from IE. How do I go about this?
     
  2. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Hard Clean

    Do a search for favorites.html
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    what is a 'hard clean'? is that a way of completely erasing all of the files from your machine?

    i'm about to sell my TiBook so i want to know how to properly erase all of my stuff.
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    The term "Hard Clean" brings to mind the use of a deGausser. That would render the HD useless. Do you mean a security delete (alternating filling the drive with 1's and 0's) or a zeroing/ true formatting of the drive using software?

    One of many threads on "zeroing" drives. It may help help you cb911
     
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Eniregnat's suggestion (previous link) of replicating a file until filling the Hard Drive works best when you just have your system software installed and a very large portion of your Hard Drive still available. That way you can hide more evidance of any files you don't want anyone to discover.
     
  6. cb911 macrumors 601

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    thanks everyone, i'll have to read up on some stuff now.
     
  7. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The term "Hard Clean" brings to mind the use of a deGausser. That would render the HD useless. Do you mean a security delete (alternating filling the drive with 1's and 0's) or a zeroing/ true formatting of the drive using software?

    I meant Zeroing sorry.
     

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