Wiping a Mac clean?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by deepakvrao, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. deepakvrao macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi Guys,

    About to sell an extra Mini that I had lying around. It runs the latest Yosemite OS. Any suggestions on how I can wipe it clean of all my data?
     
  2. Taz Mangus, Apr 2, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015

    Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    #2
    Turn on file vault then erase and reinstall Yosemite. File vault will encrypt the hard drive so when you erase the hard drive there will be nothing left for someone to data mine.
     
  3. AWgamer macrumors newbie

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    I got no USB key with OS X on it (2015 MBAIR)...not that I plan on doing so but if I wanted to clean install yosemite in the future how would i do this??? Macbook air i used to have had usb key for clean install.
     
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    Maybe this will help: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=13926423&postcount=4
     

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