Restoring MacBook prior to selling; Anything Special to insure that my info is safe?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Noisemaker, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Noisemaker Guest

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    I'm selling my Macbook next week, and I want to make sure that my information will be safe. I'm doing a restore with the Snow Leopard disks, but is that enough to erase my info, or is there more that I can do to make sure that my info can't be retrieved?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If you're really paranoid, start from the Mac OS X disk and then open Disk Utility. Select your hard drive and then click on the Erase tab and then Security Options. Then select one of the zero out options.
     
  3. Noisemaker thread starter Guest

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    Then I would just reinstall OSX as normal?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes.
     

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