Selling my Macbook - wiping it clean before sale?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Noisemaker, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    I'm upgrading to a new MacBook, rather than upgrading the hardware in mine. I currently run two businesses through my MacBook, and obviously have a lot of sensitive info on it like customer information, my information, and files.

    What do I need to do prior to sale to make sure that the buyer (or a future buyer) won't be able to retrieve any of this information?

    Is simply doing a full restore with my Snow Leopard disk enough?
  2. macrumors 604

    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  3. macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Start up from your system disc that came with your computer (or the Snow Leopard disc), then go to Disc ultilty, Erase, and click Erase Disc.Reinstall the system software and you're good.
  4. macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    This and you may want to delete some of your most private folders using securely empty trash?
    I did not know that Lee left the PRSI :)

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