Any data stored on Lion Recovery Partition?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jimckimmel, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. jimckimmel macrumors member

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    This may be a dumb question, but I want to make sure as I'm getting ready to sell my MacBook Pro. Before I ship it, I want to do a secure erase and clean install of Lion, but want to make sure that if I do that, none of my info (Apple ID, etc) is stored on the Recovery Partition.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks!

    Jim
     
  2. musty345 macrumors regular

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    Nop, I'm sure there isn't, as I understand, the recovery partitions on macs don't contain any personal data on them.

    I think that this is so that your recovery partition never gets corrupted so if you need to restore, you can do. A simple reinstall of Lion should do the trick :)
     
  3. jimckimmel thread starter macrumors member

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    That makes sense. Just wanted to make sure - I know the recovery partition installer asks for the AppleID to verify the download, but wasn't sure if that would still be present once the clean install was done...

    Jim
     
  4. musty345 macrumors regular

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    Just make sure you don't sign in onto your mac into iCloud or anything else after the Lion restore, and if you want some extra peace of mind, try having a look at iTunes/the app store and make sure that you're not logged in.

    It might also be worth deauthorising your mac on iTunes before restoring, so that you don't go over your 5 computer limit.
     

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