How to format Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Basar, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Basar macrumors newbie

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    I am selling my Mac so I need to format it somehow, but I don't have a disc for OS X. What do I do? I just want to clean all my information, pics, videos, files, before I sell it. Thanks.
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    If you don't have the disk, you are just going to have to delete all of your files and preference files manually. :(
     
  3. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    If you did not promise the seller a copy of OS X, it is possible to wipe clean the drive. Google for DBAN for PowerPC. It is a piece of software that securely erases your hard disk.
     
  4. Basar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i guess i can just delete all my files... gonna take a while but oh well. thanks.
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    Should just be able to drag your home folder to the trash while logged in as a new user.
     
  6. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    can't you just create a new admin account and use that to remove your old account in the users preference pane? You'll get a dialog asking if you want to archive the old account. Just say no.
     

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