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Old Jun 5th, 2006, 10:12 PM   #1
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Question Fastest way to delete all your personal info off iMac?

Hey guys, I'm selling my Imac to a friend.. This willbe his first Apple computer and he wants me to leave all the apps and settings as it is. I just wanna delete all my logins and personal info off the mac.. whats the quickest/safest way to delete all your person data and logins off mac's?

Also, whats the Keychain Access thingy?

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Create a new user for him.. and delete your user account. Also, delete any sensitive info that's not in your home directory.
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Hey guys, I'm selling my Imac to a friend.. This willbe his first Apple computer and he wants me to leave all the apps and settings as it is. I just wanna delete all my logins and personal info off the mac.. whats the quickest/safest way to delete all your person data and logins off mac's?

Also, whats the Keychain Access thingy?

many thanks!
If you have the original disks, do a erase and restore. Will be like the Mac just came out of the box, and will prompt your friend to enter in Internet settings etc...

If you want to be really sure to get rid of all data, you can zero all data on the drive.
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Hey guys, I'm selling my Imac to a friend.. This willbe his first Apple computer and he wants me to leave all the apps and settings as it is.
Also in that case make sure you provide all the CDs serials and a transfer of license of each of the commercial, non-stock Apple applications to him along with the machine.
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Old Jun 6th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot guys.. I used the original dics and did a complete erase and restore

here is an update to what happened Got my MBP!!!
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