Initializing All Data/Settings

You can restore all of the machine settings to the factory default values. All of the data that remains on the hard disk is overwritten with 0 (null) data or another value, which prevents the leakage of sensitive data when replacing or disposing of the hard disk. Select the overwrite method and the number of times to overwrite, based on the level of information security that is required in your environment. Administrator privileges are required in order to perform initialization.
Before initializing, make sure that there are no documents being processed or waiting to be processed. These documents will be deleted when initialization is performed.
Do not turn OFF the machine during initialization. Doing so may lead to defects in the memory of the machine.
Initialization may take 30 minutes or more to complete. The machine cannot be used during the initialization process.
If you perform <Initialize All Data/Settings> when the Copy Card Reader is attached, it is necessary to reinstall the Copy Card Reader. For more information, contact your local authorized Canon dealer.
Before performing initialization
Back up your important data or export it as a file.
Data saved on the machine Backing Up/Restoring Data
Machine setting information Importing/Exporting the Setting Data
User authentication information registered in the local device for personal authentication management Registering User Information in the Local Device
MEAP application license files Managing MEAP Applications
Data stored by MEAP applications (For information on how to back up the data, see the instruction manual for each MEAP application.)
When using a password to protect the security policy settings
You need to enter the password to initialize the machine settings. Using a Password to Protect the Security Policy Settings
Press  (Settings/Registration).
Press <Management Settings>  <Data Management>  <Initialize All Data/Settings>.
Select the deletion method.
<Once with 0 (Null) Data>
Data is overwritten once with 0 (null) data.
<Once with Random Data>/<3 Times with Random Data>/<9 Times with Random Data>
Data is overwritten once, three times, or nine times with random data.
<DoD Standard>
Data is overwritten three times. The first time is with a fixed value, the second is with a complement of the fixed value, and the third is with random data.
Press <Enable>  <Yes>.
Initialization is performed. After the process is complete, the machine restarts and the Initialize All Data/Settings Report is printed.
When the <A security policy is applied to this device.> message is displayed, a password must be entered by the security administrator. For more information, contact your security administrator. Applying a Security Policy to the Machine
Although the job log information can be deleted by initializing all data/settings, the result of printing the Initialize All Data/Settings Report is recorded in the print log. Checking the Printing Status and History
It is also possible to individually select some machine settings and restore their factory default values. Settings/Registration