How do I view My Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jmanp17, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Jmanp17 macrumors member

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    I have an imac and I want to get some files off before I give it to my school, (OR should I not even worry about it?)
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    There should be a hard drive icon on the desktop, double-click on it.

    Copy the files to a CD, DVD or external drive.

    :confused:
     
  3. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Are you talking about copying files off your drive or initializing it? If you are giving your computer to someone else it is a good idea to initialize and reinstall the OS. You can wipe and overwrite your drive's sectors if you want to be extra careful.

    Boot up from the install DVD and you will be able to initialize the hard drive.
     
  4. Jmanp17 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm giving it back to my school because I accidently emptied my applications folder. They will probably wipe it, right?
     
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    At that point they probably have to...
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have the install discs that came with it?

    If so, then you can just do a reinstall and not give it back.
     
  7. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    This is the kind of thing that makes me technically a liar when I tell people, "Don't worry, there's no way to 'accidentally' screw up your computer. Just use it."
     
  8. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    You have to select all, command delete then type a password in and then empty the trash.

    You have to *TRY* to do that...

    Even when I was 5 I never emptied my Applications folder on my Performa 630...
     
  9. Jmanp17 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have the install discs. And I didn't mean to delete my applications folder, I just got my new computer.
     

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