Selling iBook, but I don't want to wipe it clean

thewhitehart

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Jul 9, 2005
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I'm selling my iBook G4 to a close friend. My 'hook' is that it's loaded with all the great software it originally came with, all the convenient software I downloaded, and updated with Leopard.

I want to spare myself the hassle of a clean install, so I just intend to delete my home folder completely. He is a close friend, but I want to wipe all of my info off of the mac. Where else might personally identifiable info be besides the home folder I'm deleting? I noticed that the system keychain has a 'back to my mac' key, should I delete this, or any other keychain items? The only things I intend to let him have are my wireless network password and access to my printer.
 

iBecks

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Nov 24, 2006
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I'm selling my iBook G4 to a close friend. My 'hook' is that it's loaded with all the great software it originally came with, all the convenient software I downloaded, and updated with Leopard.

I want to spare myself the hassle of a clean install, so I just intend to delete my home folder completely. He is a close friend, but I want to wipe all of my info off of the mac. Where else might personally identifiable info be besides the home folder I'm deleting? I noticed that the system keychain has a 'back to my mac' key, should I delete this, or any other keychain items? The only things I intend to let him have are my wireless network password and access to my printer.
Any saved passwords in Safari or Firefox?
 

compuwar

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Oct 5, 2006
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I'm selling my iBook G4 to a close friend. My 'hook' is that it's loaded with all the great software it originally came with, all the convenient software I downloaded, and updated with Leopard.

I want to spare myself the hassle of a clean install, so I just intend to delete my home folder completely. He is a close friend, but I want to wipe all of my info off of the mac. Where else might personally identifiable info be besides the home folder I'm deleting? I noticed that the system keychain has a 'back to my mac' key, should I delete this, or any other keychain items? The only things I intend to let him have are my wireless network password and access to my printer.
If you didn't have "Empty Trash securely" checked in finder, or use srm from the console, then your data is recoverable unless you were using filevault with a good password or secure erase.
 

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