I have a work provided Macbook on Yosemite that I've used for 2 years. All company files are stored in cloud drives, and all company programs are similarly cloud based.
The company does not wipe machines before re-assignment. That is their decision and I will comply by not reformatting.
I will be leaving the company and would like to remove any of my sensitive personal data from the machine.
(I've searched other questions which are either out of date or point to complete reformat. This is not an option. This question is the most analogous, but is for a different operating system version and is almost 2 years old. The upvoted answer references FileVault, which I don't think covers the personal data areas I am concerned with.)
I will follow the above mentioned question and complete these steps:
- Move out all important data
- Delete my old account (and entire home directory)
- Create a new account for the new owner
- Delete unused space in Disk Utility
- Delete Spotlight index
I will also follow the deauthorization steps mentioned in this answer.
However, I am concerned about other areas of data (like dropbox settings, synced drives, saved wifi/network information, saved network computers, keychains, saved cellphone mac address from Adobe Edge Inspect etc). That might be stored elsewhere.
What additional areas of the machine should I be sure to clear, and how can I do so?
Also, is there an Apple-updated guide for this sort of thing, that might stay relevant when AskDifferent questions fall out of usefulness?