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Kyle14

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This is my first time posting here and I really really need your help, I was trying to delete all my files and data in my macbook but I stupidly deleted macintosh and now when I open it, it just shows this white folder with a question mark on it. I don't know what to do
 

madrich

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Did you back it up? Do you have a Time Machine?


Restart the Mac and hold the option key down when the pinwheel starts. Select the disk utility. Tell us what options you see.
 
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dacreativeguy

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Jan 27, 2007
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This is my first time posting here and I really really need your help, I was trying to delete all my files and data in my macbook but I stupidly deleted macintosh and now when I open it, it just shows this white folder with a question mark on it. I don't know what to do
That won't even catch everything because of all the files in ~/Library/. Next time create a new user account, then delete your old account and click the option to delete the user folder. Or, reboot with command-R, erase the drive, and reinstall Mac OS.
 
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