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deleting data from macbook air before selling

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Deleting all files/data from macbook Air before selling...

Disc Utillity is not doing it !!!

MacBook Air, iOS 6.0.2, deleting data/files
  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,675 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to sergeim30)

    You cannot erase the partition that you run Disk Utility from. Depending on which OS originally came with your MBA, you'll either need to restart your computer with the USB thumb drive it shipped with (pre-Lion) or you'll need to restart with the Recovery Partition. If your computer shipped with Lion or Mt Lion, read the linked article to see how to boot into Recovery Mode. From there you can erase the drive and then restore the OS using Internet Recovery.

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