View Full Version : How to reinstall Lion w/o reinstalling apps, no Recovery HD

Aug 2, 2011, 05:57 PM
Installed Lion twice using Installer app (not clean install) in 2 HDDs with multi-partitions. No Recovery HD was created as expected from article I read, but both times all data in Documents gone including the Lion Installer app (had Installer app in Documents). Good thing I backed up. You think my Lion install is now screwed up?

I now like to re-install Lion or maybe even do a clean install, but I rather not have to reinstall apps. Anyway to reinstall a fresh copy of Lion, but move previously installed apps over? Perhaps using Time Machine?

Aug 2, 2011, 06:12 PM
Have you tried powering off your machine then power back on and immediately push and hold down command plus R at the same time till the apple logo goes away and it well take you to the download then follow the instructions.