Forum Question: Time capsule external hard drive reset?

I am trying to permanently delete all information on my Apple Time capsule. If I press the reset button on the back of the unit will it permanently delete all the previous back-ups?

— Randolph

Comments: 3 Responses to “Time capsule external hard drive reset?”

    4/19/10 @ 7:01 pm

    I’m pretty sure the rest button on a Time Capsule applies only to the wireless base station. If you want to erase the hard drive, look for an option in the AIrport Utility application on your Mac.

      4/22/10 @ 12:41 pm

      Thanks Gary. I guess I should have clarified it is a wireless base station. Its the apple time capsule. I did press the reset I am just not sure that the files on this unit can be recovered if I hand it down to a co-worker. Again, I am always aware there is someone out there with file recovery software. Is there a way to reformat this unit etc.?

        4/22/10 @ 12:46 pm

        Yes. Use Disk Utility. You can erase the disk securely and zero-out all the free space so your files cannot be recovered.

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