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How to wipe Mac clean with SafeWiper

Nowadays, people are often changing their computers and laptops with the latest configurations to keep everything up to date on their lives. Moreover, to support the latest software and apps, you must upgrade your computer newest specifications in order to use those cool features. So, it is quite understandable if you decide to sell your old MacBook to get the latest version of it.

And the best thing to do with the old MacBook computers is to sell them or donate them to the next person. But it is not that easy as you think because deleting the files and folders from the computer may be easy but a simple deletion won’t really get your data and information deleted permanently from your system. That’s correct, using any data recovery software available on the internet can restore your files back on the computer and it will be a huge threat to your personal life if those files and data such as bank statements, medical records, private pictures and emails, etc. falls on some wrong hands. So, to resolve this issue, we have come up with few solutions that we will discuss on this tutorial on how to wipe mac clean.

How to Wipe Mac Clean with SafeWiper?

Part 1. Deleting all files and folder manually.

This part works for those who has very smaller data collection on their MacBook. In that case you can use the following steps to remove the files from your computer.

Step 1. Turn on your Mac and head on to the main hard drive of your computer.

Step 2. Select the files using your mouse and simply delete them from your computer.

Step 3. In order to select all files, you can press Command + A key together and press delete to remove those files.

Cons –

  1. Most unsure way to delete files.
  2. Time consuming method if you have huge data collection your computer.

Part 2. Format your Mac Computer.

Formatting is the best way to delete all files, folders, software and other private data from your computer. It will completely wipe your system and will make your computer totally fresh as new. Learn how to do that –

Step 1. Start the Finder menu and from the left side panel, choose Applications.

Step 2. From the right side panel, select “Utilities” followed by Utilities again.

Step 3. Now select the hard drive name that you wish to format and click on “Erase” to start the process.

Step 4. Select the format type such as MS-DOS and give your hard drive a new name followed by clicking “Erase”.

Done! You may restart the computer after the operation is finished and you will find your hard drive empty.

Cons –

  1. Deleted files are easily recoverable using any free data recovery software.
  2. Not a safe method if you have secret files stored in your computer.

Part 3. Wipe Mac computer clean using Data Wiper

To overcome the cons discussed in other methods, you should use a professional data erasing tool. In this part, we will be using SafeWiper Mac Data Wiper which a marvelous little program that can erase all the files and folders from your computer beyond recovery. It is 100% guaranteed that the files deleted using Data Wiper program cannot be recovered using any professional data recovery software at all. To make sure all the files are deleted permanently, this program overwrites the erased data over seven times making the deletion process absolutely everlasting. It is the safest way to erase data from your computer before selling or giving away your Mac to anyone.

Let’s see how this program works efficiently

Step 1. Install the software on your Mac computer and launch it to start the deletion process.

Step 2. This program offers to choose whether to delete individual files and folders or wipe an entire hard drive which is one of the handiest feature provided in this tool. So, if you are selling your Mac then it is recommended to choose “Wipe Volume/Device”.

Step 3. Now choose the hard drive name that you wish to wipe forever and click on “Wipe now”.

Step 4. This program provides four types of data deletion techniques but if you are not sure which option to choose then select the third option and click on “Confirm”.

Step 5. The software will start wiping your entire hard drive automatically and you should wait patiently until the process is finished.

Success! You may now restart your computer and you will find totally empty hard drives.

Conclusion:

Taking precautions while selling or donating your Mac computer should be always a top priority in order to protect your identity and information stored on your Mac. The first two methods are only recommended if you are using a personal Mac for yourself but if you are giving away your computer to a total stranger then make sure to permanently delete all the files and folders from your computer by using Data wiper program.

Backup Computer Key In Blue For Archiving And Storage

EaseUS Todo Backup review

In this digital era, data is one of the most important asset to everyone. With something so important there comes a responsibility of keeping our assets safe. We can always make copies of data i.e. backups in case we lost the original copy due to some issue. But backing up data can be one of the most boring job without the proper tools and knowledge. So today we will do EaseUS Todo backup review which has many different backup options according to our needs. Do note that we are using EaseUS Todo backup Home edition which is a paid version.

EaseUS Todo Backup Review

To start with we will list all the features of EaseUS Todo Backup which is a free backup software. Then we will see how you can use these features for your benefit.

Features

Along with these features it also has some tools like checking image integrity, create emergency disk, wipe data, mount/unmount disk etc.

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EaseUS Todo backup

Disk/Partition Backup

Now this will create the backup of the entire disk or the partition which you choose manually. There is more to it, you can also schedule backups to happen automatically at a certain period of time. After you select the drive/partition to backup and the destination, its time for the backup options. First backup option enables you to choose the compression ranging from none to high. Higher the compression rate slower the backup operations will be. You can also split the backup in different images either automatically or manually. The second option is encrypion which will let you to choose a password for the backup so that no one can misuse your data even if they have the file. The third option is performance which lets you decide how much system resource should the software use for these operations. If you choose high, the backup will be faster but your system will get slower and you can’t multi-task. You can also choose the network transfer speed if the destination or source is present in some other machine on the network. Email notifiaction is the next option which will notify you of the activities of this software. You can also set commands before or after the backup to happen automatically like to shut down the system after backing up all the data. Again the destination/source can be some server in which case you can turn on the FTP transfer which is the next feature. You can also exclude certain files that you don’t want to include in the backup. So these were some amazing backup options which gives you freedom of all sorts. I tried backing up around 8 GB of data and the backup image was of 5 GB that means 3GB compression even at normal compression rate. After that you can always do a incremental or differential backup that will save time.

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EaseUS Todo backup options

File backup

This option must be chosen when we have to backup certain files or folders periodically or once in a while. Suppose you have a work folder in you local machine which you need to backup in your USB drive everyday when you leave office. Then you can either schedule the backup or do it manually using this option. It also has the same backup options mentioned above.

System Backup

Now this is associated with the operating system installed on your machine like mine is running Windows 10 present in C drive. Normally if you copy all the C drive files and paste it in some other computer, it will not boot up like your normal PC would, because these system files need to be present in the proper sectors. This all is done easily with EaseUS Todo backup utility. You just need to choose this option and it will auto detect the type of system you are running and the rest is similar to the aforementioned steps.

Smart Backup

The next options is smart backup which will automatically backup any new files that you create while this service is already running. You can turn on monitoring for changes in certain locations and it will backup files only from the source that you mentioned earlier.

Mail Backup

Mail backup means backing up all the emails present in the email client that you use like Outlook. You can take backup of all the folders and then may be go ahead with deleting certain emails without the worry of losing them permanently. You have the option to choose which all emails accounts you want to backup. The mail backup option also saves the sync hassle that is performed when you sign in the outlook account after a fresh system install.

Clone

Cloning a hard drive involves copying data from one disk to another one creating a perfect clone of each other. This option can also be used on C drive where normally our system resides. If you plan to upgrade your hard drive you can clone the previous disk into the new one. You also have an option to optimize the backup for SSD and to copy the data sector by sector.

Other tools

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EaseUS backup tools

The first option is to check the integrity of a backup image which was previously created. This simply means we are checking the image for any data corruption that may be caused by some outside entity. Next tool enable us to create emergency disk which can be helpful if we are not able to boot in the system on any disk. You can take the emergency disk ISO file in any USB drive or CD/DVD. Next option enables us to completely wipe data from any partition so that it cannot be easily recovered. Consider a case where you are not able to boot into the system so how would you recover from any image. So the next option is to enable PreOS which will let you boot into an environment which will help you to restore the system from a backup image. So always keep this option enabled. The last option is to mount/unmount a backup image so that you can browse all the files that are present in the backup.

So this was EaseUS Todo backup review and all the things that you can do with this software. To restore data from any backup image you need to just browse for the backup and then restore to the desired location. If you have any doubts related to this utility drop them in the comment section below.