May 13, 2002 12:15PM
edited January 2014
I want to sell my old iBook - how can I make sure that whoever buys it isn't able to recover all the stuff I threw away when I was cleaning it up? Is there a sure-fire way to wipe the hard drive clean?
Reply 1 of 4
May 13, 2002 12:21PM
Well there's always magnets...
But I'd suggest wiping the hard drive with Drive Setup with the Zero All Data option turned on. You'll have to boot from a system CD to do this.
Reply 2 of 4
May 14, 2002 8:47AM
If you just want to make sure that the stuff you have deleted is unrecoverable you can use "Wipe Info" that comes with Norton Utilities.
I believe there are other tools to do this but this is the one that I am familiar with.
Other World Computing has a copy of Norton for under $10.
(Plus Retrospect + AntiVirus)
It's not the new OSX version but I haven't heard much good about that version anyway...
Hope this helps.
Reply 3 of 4
May 14, 2002 6:36PM
There's a free classic program named "Burn" that works great for just this function. It'll wipe the free space on your drives, overwriting with either ones, zeros, or a combination of both.
Reply 4 of 4
May 14, 2002 6:41PM
Here's the URL for Burn: