Help completely erasing everything on my mac

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by houssein31, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. houssein31 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I have a lot of documents on my mac and theres so many ads that keeps popping up (this is not happening on my macbook air). So I was wondering how to "restore my mac". I searched online how to do it, but I didn't really find a way. I know that there is a way to do so on iOS device, to erase every single thing on the device.

    An I won't back it up since all of the document I need are in iCloud (pages, keynote documents)... So what I wan is to restore the mac just like when I bought it.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!!
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    #2
    How about just downloading AdBlock for your web browser? That'll get rid of ads.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Since you are on Mavericks, you can just command-r boot to recovery. From there start Disk Util and erase Macintosh HD to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format. Then quit Disk Util and click install OS X at the top. Once the install is done create a new account for yourself then redownload your apps from the App Store and turn on iCloud to get your documents and data back.
     

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