OS X V10.7 Lion :: Will Recovering From Recovery Hd Wipe Personal Documents?

Feb 9, 2012

I feel that after two days of debugging, my only option is to reinstall lion. I need to know if this will wipe my personal documents.I will be reinstalling lion from the lion recovery hd. 

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Find Friends Remote Wipe / Data Recovery Possible?

Apr 10, 2012

If someone maliciously runs the "Remote Wipe" feature from an iPad/iPhone against your computer or laptop, is the data recoverable (with something like Data Rescue), or does it run a secure wipe with n times overwriting of files?

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MacBook Pro :: Will Lion Reinstall Wipe My Documents?

Jun 28, 2012

I woke up, went to my late 2011 MacBook Pro and it took forever for the display to wake up, and it kept showing beach ball. After some minutes, the login prompt came up but with the beach ball still spinning. After waiting for like 3 minutes I decided to shut it down by pressing the power button. The computer restarted and it's giving me a screen to re-install Lion from a backup or from the app store. I shut it down to see if it will work fine, but I keep getting the same screen re-install screen. Now what I want to know is will re-installing from the app store wipe away my documents? And don't have a backup to re-install from.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Wipe Personal Mail Data?

May 10, 2008

I've searched the forums, but nothing seems to answer my question specifically. I'm giving my computer to my mother and I wanted to permanently wipe all my data/documents for two reasons: 1. To allow her the maximum amount of space and 2. To clear up any embarrassing emails... etc. which I know I have.So,I diligently went in and erased all my mail from "Mail".I went into Users/MyName/Library -etc and found anything mail related and deleted that (as far as I could tell I was erasing all my folders, in box, out box, downloaded files etc.) I also hit "empty trash" after I deleted stuff. However, when I did a search using "spotlight" it was showing up old emails I thought I had permanently deleted. Eek! I found this by accident when I was teaching my mother about "spotlight". My mother's not computer savvy enough to even remember how to use spotlight... but nevertheless I don't want my stuff on there. Other than doing a clean swipe of my hard drive and reinstalling the operating system. (i had OS X 10.3.9) and a friend updated me to OS X 10.4 - yes for free... naughty me... I don't feel guilty coz I did buy a whole new computer coz my 3 1/2 year old couldn't do what I wanted anymore - ie burn dvds, video record, wifi, more than 40GB HD... so they made a lot of money out of me! Anyway. I also don't really want to wipe the applications just in case something happens to my new computer. I'd like to be able to use the old one as a back up.....

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MacBook Pro :: Wipe Out Personal Info?

Mar 31, 2012

i would like to know how i can wipe all my personalyy info from my mac

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MacBook Pro :: Wipe All Personal Info On It But Keep The Applications On It?

Jun 20, 2012

So I am selling my early 2011 MacBook Pro and have been having a lot of trouble getting people to buy it at my asking price... So I was thinking of ways I can get it at the price I wanted and thought to use the software on the computer as a selling point.  Well it worked and I have all of adobe CS5 on it along with Microsoft Office for mac and windows 7 as a partition.  Well I got a buyer who is interested primarily because of the software and I want to sell it but just keep the applications on it.  What can I do to protect myself by getting rid of any personal information?  Do I just go to my key chain and wipe it clean and wipe all my documents?  The licensing for the applications won't be an issue for me so I don't care about that. 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Does The Free Space Wipe Option Also Wipe The Slack Files On The Hard Drive

Dec 15, 2008

When using the Disk Utility free space wipe to wipe sensitive data (using the 7 times option), I thought that would be sufficient.

I was wondering though, does the free space wipe option also wipe the slack files on the hard drive? Is this even an issue for a Mac? (I know on Windows the slack file needs to be wiped for a completely secure erase, right?)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Personal Cloud Application Using Own Server?

Apr 21, 2012

Is anybody using a personal cloud application for use on your own server?

I like Dropbox a lot, but would like to have a more private and larger storage cloud.

Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Log Onto Personal Email Account?

May 28, 2012

I am currently out of country and unable to log onto my personal email account via Comcast.net.  It is requiring me to have JavaScript activated.  But I have looked almost everywhere for a download for either my iPad or 4s iPhone runnning most current iOs. Is there a location to download or is it even available for iOs devices?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Personal Hotspot On IPhone 4s Not Working Via USB Cable

Apr 24, 2012

In the last couple of weeks, I have not been able to use the Personal Hotspot on my iPhone 4s via the USB/sync cable to either of two 2011 Macs, both running the latest version of Lion, with all relevant software updated, including Flashback removal & Java updates. The connection via Bluetooth & wi-fi is unaffected. 

Opening the Network System Preference pane, the connection is shown as iPhone USB, but it is not connected, even with all other internet access methods either deactivated or disconnected. 

This issue is related to Lion, as the G4 & G5 PPC Macs running 10.5.8 which I either use or administer are not affected by this problem. The iPhone is running on iOS 5.1 and is not jailbroken. 

Is it possible that the Flashback/Java issues and Apple's interpretation of their prevention/removal has affected this aspect of internet access via Personal Hotspot?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Recovering Data From One External HD To Another

Jun 20, 2014

I have a bad hard drive.  I am now booting up from an external HD(passport) and all seems to be going well.I have another external HD (G drive) connected running time machine.

Can take my backed up data from the time machine external HD (G drive), and send it to the Passport and get all my files and programs back?Or will an external Time Machine drive only back up to the macs internal drive?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Privately Developed Personal Finance Software Other Than Quicken For Mac?

Mar 18, 2012

is there any privately developed personal finance software other than quicken for mac?  I think quicken 2011 does not support Mac OS X v10.7. 

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Open Personal Folder On Desktop With Double Click

Jul 2, 2012

I can't open a personal folder on my desktop without using my keyboard or right clicking then open. Is there a way I can change settings to just double click top open a folder or file?

MacBook Air

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Clean Wipe HDD And Restore

Jun 11, 2012

I was moving around some files from an old to a new macbook pro and I ended up deleting some files so now whenever I try to put a file on the desktop it says that I don't have permission to do that operation. I just got this macbook and cant access my old one at the moment, so the question is: how do I totally wipe the hdd and install osx lion again?

Is it possible to open my macbook in target mode and delete everything then when I start it up, open it in recovery/rescue mode and install lion again from the servers, or do I need to wait and get my macbook again? I just want to use it like a brand new machine (no personal data on it). I already tried reinstalling lion, but that did nothing.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Quad Core i7 15" 4GB RAM

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Want To Wipe My HD And Create 2 Partitions?

Jun 28, 2012

I want to use my time Machine to reinstall what I have now, and install 10.7 Lion on the other partition, my question is the Lion next month for $19.95...is it a complete install, or a upgrade?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPad3

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Identify Deleted Notes From Trash For Recovering

Mar 12, 2012

Emptied trash, but need to get some notes back. Did a scan with minitool Mac data recovery, but with so much available for recovery, I'd like to be able to identify. What partition my notes would be in and what the file would look like. I have used recovery software, but am unsure how to identify my deleted (from trash) notes.

iMac (24-inch Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Secure Wipe HDD And Clean Install

May 2, 2012

I'm selling my previous mac (24" 2008 model). What is teh best way to wipe all data and re-install Lion?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Is It Possible To Do A Complete Data Wipe And Install Lion?

Jun 29, 2012

Since upgrading to Lion my MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) it keeps freezing and it takes much longer to boot compared to Snow Lepoard.I upgraded it from 2GB to 4GB hoping it would run smoother but it was so hot in operation (I literally couldn't hold it after just a few minutes) I had to take it back to 2GB. I also notice that all my apps return on logon even though I have specificed not to re-open apps.I have verified and repaired the disk using Disk Utility and also ran a supposed recovery of Lion but it took 1hr (including Lion download) however when I logged back on it was the same software and data etc; is it possible to do a complete data wipe and install Lion? It has updated to the latest software however I'm starting to get very frustrated; just earlier the whole thing froze and I had to force it to power off.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), MacBook Pro (Mid 2009)

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MacBook Pro :: Lion Recovery (Command R- Reinstall Lion) Says 148 Hours After Being On For One Day And Over Night?

Jun 13, 2012

I accidently deleted some file on my computer that wouldn't let me start up my MacBook pro, 13 Inch, so I had to press Command- R at start up (brought me to Lion Recovery) and I choose reinstall lion and I started it yesterday morning and all day and over night. It's barely half way through and it says "148 Hours Left" which is crazy.. Should I just wait? is this normal? what do I do?

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Lion Recovery Disk Erased Mounted Volume?

Mar 26, 2012

Has anyone had this problem: I created a Lion Recovery Disk and it erased mounted volume? Can the data be recovered?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), External USB Disk

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create Lion Recovery Media Without Internet?

Mar 30, 2012

I have not been able to connect to the AppStore. My internet connection may be too slow or there is some other problem. The Apple helpdesk is less than helpful. They do not assist with connection problems. Result: No AppStore for me. So How do I upgrade to Lion? (The problem started when the Lion USB stick was not yet available) One possible solution is to buy a new MacBook. I may have to, because the one I am using is falling apart. 

So, suppose I have this brand new MacBook and no connection to the AppStore. Is there a way to create a recovery DVD or USB stick from the new MacBook, without buying the official USB stick? 

All articles about Lion recovery assume that you have an internet connection. I have news: not every internet connection counts as an internet connection as far as Apple is concerned. Funny thing is, that all updates to Leopard and Snow Leopard went without problems. 

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mountain Lion DP4 Installer Telling Me I Don't Have A Recovery HD?

Jun 12, 2012

Whenever I try to install the latest preview of Mountain Lion, it says"Some features of OS X Mountain Lion are not supported for the disk "R2iMac". The warning directs me here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4649 It seems like it'll let me continue, but once it restarted it eventually said the installation failed. The point is I do have a Recovery HD and I don't know what to do about this. Check out my partitions:And here's the error dialouge: Please advise.

iMac 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 24", Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4GB RAM

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Mac Pro :: No Recovery Partition - How To Make USB Recovery Boot Drive

Sep 12, 2014

I'm on a 2008 model Mac Pro 8-core system for work.  For whatever reason it doesn't have a recovery partition.  I read that if I don't have a recovery partition, I can't make a recovery USB bootable drive....so how do I make one?  And no, I cannot reinstall the OS on here, that would be beyond detrimental to what's going on here.  (too many details to get into) 

Alternatively, can I make one with my 10.8.5 MacbookPro at home and run it here on my Lion system? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Removed Lion Recovery Partition?

Mar 13, 2012

I have removed the Lion Recovery partition and shat should I do now to get that back again?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recovery HD Partition Is Gone?

Feb 26, 2012

I had to reinstall everything from a time machine backup yesterday and now my recovery hd partition is gone. Everything is working ok but i would like to know what happened to the recovery disk Also i was wondering if i could reinstall my apps from a time machine backup if i had to reinstall lion from internet reinstall

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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OS X V10.7 :: Can't Install Lion Recovery

Mar 17, 2012

Anyway when I came to install this on my selected partition (Macintosh HD) I was presented with the following error "Lion recovery update cannot be installed on this disk. An error occurred while evaluating JavaScript for the package"

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: HD Backup From Recovery?

Mar 28, 2012

woke up this morning to a software update, go to restart for the big osx update and the load bar gets about an eighth of the way home and freezes, disappears and then the computer powers down. happens consistently for the next 10 minutes or so, so i get into recovery mode>disk utility, HD wont verify, go to repair it and theres another error. Can I backup onto an external HD from disk utility in recovery mode or will it not let me?

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: No Recovery In 10.7.3 From Factory?

Apr 13, 2012

Using 10.7.3 on a new Mini and trying to use the "recovery" to reset the disk.  Holding down Control - "R" on restart does nothing, goes immediately to normal desktop instead of the Disk Utilities or the RecoveryHD,  I've tried all the combo's I can think of as well as Control - Option - "R", again straight to desktop.  This is a new Mini with OSX 10.7.3 factory installed.  Initial startup seemed to be normal.  Can't find the RecoveryHD....I'm going to take it back and upgrade, so my interest is in erasing anything that would allow access to my data and the applications I installed (only Office).

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Using Lion Internet Recovery On New Mac Pro

May 10, 2012

I have a Mac Pro that I purchased in February 2012, and I'm selling it because the printing sub-system on a Mac is terrible.  Won't go into details here -- suffice to say I've spent these past 3 months going round-and-round with printing issues, and I'm tired of dealing with it.Since I'm selling it, I wanted to erase everything and re-set it all back to factory specs.I had two partitions on there, the original Mac partition, and a BootCamp partition. Booting up using Command+R and selecting Disk Utility wouldn't let me erase those partitions and create a single new partition Kept giving me a Cannot Unmount Disk error. So I used a partition manager on The Ultimate Boot CD to erase the paritions on my Mac's HDD..Figured I would then use Internet Recovery to re-load everything on there. Don't really care if it takes a few hours to download.But Internet Recovery is not working..I hold Command+R or Command+Option+R and they both do the same thing -- a blinking folder with a question-mark in the midddle of it.

And the only thing I can find that will let me try using an external disk to boot with is something called Lion Recovery Disk Assistant -- but I can't use that because it requires a functioning Mac with a Recovery Partition.So how do I get this stupid thing to boot up to the Internet Recovery mode? I need to get it ready to ship later today.

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recovery Installation Of OS?

May 23, 2012

I need to reinstall lion OS from recovery, but when I start the computer holding the option key down it doesn't take me to the recovery program.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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