Preparing Macbook for selling..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kinkster, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    I'm selling a Macbook Air and I need some tips on clearing everything off for selling.

    I don't want to do a reinstall because I already have quite a bit of installed software that's part of the deal.

    One question I have is it okay to delete all the folders in [username]/Library/Application Support/ ? When the buyer fires up a given app will it just make a new folder for it?

    What else should I clear?
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Make them a nice, new user account, delete your old one, and use disk utility to zero out free space so your personal files can't be recovered.

    Application Support isn't the only folder with preferences and temporary files and such. There are also invisible files scattered around your account.
  3. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    Ah. What are some particularly sensitive ones that would be good to delete?

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