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

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thewhitehart, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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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.
     
  2. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    Any saved passwords in Safari or Firefox?
     
  3. thewhitehart thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, there are a few in Safari. Would these get deleted when I delete my user account?
     
  4. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    I doubt it, I would delete them manually within the browser.

    Also use secure empty trash (or whatever it is)
     
  5. thewhitehart thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any other tips? I'm relinquishing my trusty iBook tomorrow, my very first mac :(

    But a new macbook is on the way! :D
     
  6. djchristie macrumors member

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    Onyx has a setting to delete all caches, temporary files etc. Might be worth doing?
     
  7. compuwar macrumors 601

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    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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