Erasing personal info

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TomBramwell4, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. TomBramwell4 macrumors newbie

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    I'm selling my iMac and need to know how to erase all of my personal information. There is not much on it, just a few papers and resumes? But I'd like to get it off of my Mac and restore to original settings.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Reinstall entire OS. Also, if you are really paranoid do a zero pass 35 times. That securely wipes any and all data.
     
  3. TomBramwell4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    What OS is on there or came with it?


    And one ZERO OUT is enough. It is done via Disk Utility started from the Installer.


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