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Best Buy has a recycling program. I took my old printer to them. They take televisions as well as computer equipment. 
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> On Dec 23, 2016, at 11:33 AM, Liz Lockett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Find a big magnet and run it over the drives several times. That's what the IT guys do at work.
> 
>> On Dec 23, 2016 9:37 AM, "Linda Feltner" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Thanks, Lynette! I am getting things sorted.
>> I did laugh at your 9600. I have a "blueberry" in a closet, and still have
>> a Titanium laptop, and an early small imac. I think when this new one
>> comes I will ship everything to recycle. Actually there is a small, local
>> computer repair shop in this tiny town that will recycle the bits of old
>> computers, I may just back the truck up and unload all old computers, dead
>> printers... ha. The schools around here don't want 'em. They have grants
>> for tablets and new technology.
>> 
>> Loads of people say they take a hammer to the hard drive when they remove
>> it prior to recycle. I don't know what kind of hammer they use, but mine
>> did not dent the outside cover!!! I still have several hard drives that I
>> cannot destroy. (Paper weights, door stops???) Maybe ACE hardware will
>> rent me a sledgehammer. ha. Next is online search for figuring out how to
>> open the thing, I can't see how it opens to get to the innards. Ah well,
>> onward!
>> 
>> Much cheer and joy, Happy Solstice the day after, the days getting longer,
>> eh?
>> 
>> Linda
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> > Linda, I'm so sorry to hear the outcome! I'm now in the midst of dealing
>> > with my computer issues. I was running 10.4.something on an old G4. Thanks
>> > to your comments and input from others on the list, I was able to make
>> > folders in that version's equivalent of "On My Mac": "Sent" and "Inbox"
>> > folders for each e-mail address. I selected all messages in Mail, then use
>> > the "Message" and "Move To" commands to get them into the correct place. I
>> > discovered the folders I had made on the hard drive were located in the
>> > Library folder which, in turn, was located in the little house icon under
>> > "Places" when I open up my hard drive and look at that. I copied those
>> > folders onto an external hard drive. So I should be able to pull those up
>> > again, if necessary. What a process!
>> >
>> > At any rate, all files on that G4 are now on the external/extra hard
>> > drive, the G4 has been wiped, and it can go to e-cycling. Whew!
>> >
>> > That's just the start, though. I'm keeping my Pro, which is running 10.6.8
>> > (still haven't backed up THOSE e-mails), and I just bought a 27" iMac as
>> > my new machine.
>> >
>> > And (okay, everyone, laugh at me) I STILL have my 9600 sitting behind me
>> > collecting dust. I've meant to wipe that drive and get it out of here for
>> > what, a dozen years?!!! Don't know if it will even boot up at this point.
>> > . .
>> >
>> > Lynette
>> >
>> > On Dec 19, 2016, at 1:27 PM, Linda Feltner wrote:
>> >
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