To use WipeDrive on a Mac, you will need to use the "bootable CD/USB" method.  This article will walk you through how to burn a CD/USB on a Mac machine, and how to boot the Mac from the CD/USB.  If you purchased a physical copy from us directly, you will not need to burn the ISO to a CD/USB.


How to burn the ISO file to a CD on the MacOS

  1. Download the WipeDrive ISO file from your e-mail.
  2. Navigate to the Disk Utility application within MacOS and insert the blank CD you wish to use.
  3. From the File menu, choose "Open Disk Image" and select the WipeDrive ISO to be burned.
  4. In the list of volumes, you will now see an item representing the WipeDrive ISO file. Go ahead and select it.
  5. Click the Burn button and follow the instructions.

How to burn the ISO file to a USB

Follow the instructions in this article: How to Create a Bootable USB : WipeDrive 

You'll need to use a Windows PC for this step, but the USB will work on Mac machines that use Intel processors.

How to boot the Mac machine from the CD

  1. Power down the Mac.
  2. As you turn it on, listen for the Mac start-up sound.  The moment you hear it, start hitting the letter "c" key repeatedly until it boots up WipeDrive. 
    Note: Alternatively, the 'Option' key will work to pull up the proper menu.  In this menu, select the CD/USB marked 'Windows'.
  3. WipeDrive Home should now boot up.  Follow the instructions in WipeDrive to complete a secure wipe of the hard drive.

How to change the boot order from within the OSX

  1. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences. 
  2. Click the Startup Disk icon in System Preferences, or choose View > Startup Disk.
  3. Select your startup disk from the list of available volumes (It should be the CD/USB marked Windows).
  4. The next time you start up or restart your computer, WipeDrive Home should boot up. Follow the instructions in WipeDrive to complete a secure wipe of the hard drive.