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How to Securely Wipe Mac Data under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan?

by Shirly Chen, 2016-09-16

Data Recovery is very powerful. It is possible to recover deleted/formatted files from Mac hard drive or storage media. So when we are talking about data wipe, we mean to permanently wipe the data without leaving any chance of data recovery. Here, we are talking about how to permanently wipe Mac data under OS X EI Capitan.

When we are going to sell an old Mac with OS X EI Capitan, we should ensure that all the private files are permanently erased. If we only delete the files or format the hard drive, the files will not lost forever. They are stored in the unused disk space. With free Mac data recovery software, anyone can easily recover lost files from Mac under OS X EI Capitan. In order to permanently wipe data under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, we need special data erasing tool – Super Eraser for Mac.

Securely Wipe Mac Data under OS X EI Capitan with Super Eraser

When we wipe Mac under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, we should destroy the data and overwrite the disk space of the erased data. Super Eraser for Mac can do the job. It will destroy data under OS X EI Capitan and overwrite the disk space with zero data. It will not affect the physical performance of the Mac. You don’t worry about that it will erase the wrong data. It offers three modes to wipe data under different situations.

Mode 1: Selectively erase files under OS X EI Capitan

Some sensitive files should be permanently destroyed if you are going to give your Mac to other people. This mode will help you permanently erase files or folders under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan. The steps are very easy: add files or folders you want to erase -> click on “Erase Now” to erase them.

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Mode 2: Wipe hard drive or storage media under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan

When you are going to resell, donate or throw away your Mac, you’d better use this mode to permanently erase all the existing and preciously existing data under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan. It will destroy all the data on the selected hard drive under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, including the existing data and deleted/lost data.

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Mode 3: Wipe Deleted/Lost data under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan

This mode is designed for wiping unused disk space to erase deleted/lost data on OS X 10.11 EI Capitan Mac. It will erase all the traces of deleted/lost data without affecting the existing files.

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After wiping data under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, your data is lost for good. It can’t be recovered by any data recovery software or service. You can safely sell, donate or lend your Mac to other people. People don’t wipe data every day. However, the data should be erased if other people will get the device. If the data falls into wrong hands, it would be terrible. Super Eraser for Mac can securely wipe Mac data under OS X 10.11 EI Capitan. It also can wipe data under macOS Sierra and other Mac OS versions.