About Mac OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LucasBoy, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. LucasBoy macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2009
    hey i recently deleted some stuff on my mac and i think i might have deleted something important so i used the mac os x to reinstall the mac os x. by doing that does it replace any missing files and removes all the history and everything and starts out fresh?
  2. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2009
    yes, if you reinstall your mac os x, it will remove any data in your mac.
    use mac os x install dvd for reinstall it.
  3. patrixl Suspended

    Jun 19, 2009
    You can do an "Archive and Install" which will archive the old OS X, install a fresh one, then import compatible applications and user accounts...
  4. macuser154 macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2009
    When you reinstall Mac OS X, it will either remove all your files, then install itself, or if you choose, it will just reinstall the system and it will leave your files alone. However, it just reinstalls system files, no personal files, if that was what you deleted.

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