View Full Version : clearing a mac

06-16-2009, 06:19 PM
Hey lads (and ladies),

anyone know how to clear a mac book of all its files and basically restoring to new condition with the factory settings...and getting rid of all the files that were previously on it?


06-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Reinstall OS X...?

I've done that to mine before...

06-16-2009, 06:35 PM
I would assume that the OSX disc has an option to reformat and reinstall

06-16-2009, 06:56 PM
Pop in the restore DVD and away you go.

06-16-2009, 07:05 PM
Well, sounds all good and well, but this is a company laptop and would like to save all the stuff I have on there and clear the memory as best I can...for no particular reason of course! :eek: :bigpimp: :poosie:

06-17-2009, 01:07 AM
I did this before when I upgraded my hard drive in my MBP. Create a .dmg (disk image) of your hard drive on an external, then reboot using the restore DVD