Restore Choices

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jmanp17, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Jmanp17 macrumors member

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    What do you think my school would do before they give my computer to someone else, Use software and dig into the harddrive to get the app I deleted, or re-install the mac using a restore CD to its original fresh new start?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If they're even remotely competent they're going to wipe the drive and reinstall everything from a clean image.

    Of course, depending on the school I wouldn't be all that surprised if they didn't. If you've got something on the computer you're worried about from a security perspective, make sure to delete it before giving it back. If you want to be extra-paranoid you can select "secure empty trash" from the Finder menu, but that's probably overkill--they would have to have a pretty good reason to go digging around for deleted files, since it's time consuming and will take work to produce anything interesting if you don't already know specifically what you're looking for.
     
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