ML deleted my files...twice

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by cbakes, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    Upgraded my imac from Lion to Mountain Lion and lost most of my files, bookmarks, music, photos, etc. Contacts was about the only thing that made the move. I visited the genius bar where the "genius" shrugged his shoulders and told me "gee, I haven't heard about that happening." Restored imac from time capsule. Installed ML to my MBP and it was flawless. So I decided to give ML another try on my imac. Same result...all files gone except contacts. Restored again. Any ideas.....I'm not fond of the idea of dragging a 27" imac into the apple store.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    I'm not even certain I know what that means!

    I just read another posting that gave advice for performing a clean install. Can you clarify what that means and why I should do that? Why was the upgrade from lion to ML flawless on my macbook pro, but a total flop on my imac? Any advice/info is much appreciated.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
    We don't know, but doing a clean install by erasing your iMac's HDD, installing OS X 10.8 from a thumb drive or dual layer DVD and then restoring from your time machine backup as you've already done might get you somewhere.

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