clear my G4 before lending it to a friend

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by milligan, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. milligan macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009
    I'd like to lend a laptop to a friend
    I'd like to clear the old power book G4 of everything but leave on all the applications I bought.
    I'd like to put what I cvlear onto my ext hard drive

    What is the best way to do this?

  2. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)

    Step one, hook up external drive.
    Step two, copy all data in User folder to external.
    Step three, erase all data in User folder in internal.

    There are other things stored here and there, but unless they are computer savvy, they will not know where to look for it. You might also want to go to User/Library/Mail and copy to the external and then delete all that is in there.

    I'm not sure what else to delete.

    MAYBE the easiest way would be to perhaps create a new user account, make it the default admin account, then delete yours.
  3. milligan thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009

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