Find My Mac - cannot enable

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  1. havmir53 macrumors member

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    I've got DP3 running ... now cannot enable Find My Mac. Anyone else finding same issue? Any fixes? Is it the lost recovery partition?
     
  2. ironman159 macrumors regular

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    I'm in the same boat. Developer Preview 8 here. I guess it's disabled in these builds.
     
  3. ABC5S Suspended

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  4. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe Find my mac requires a recovery partition and guest account (admin privileges).
     
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    I don't show a partition nor do I have a guest account, and my "Find My Mac" is shown....
     
  6. havmir53 thread starter macrumors member

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    Could elaborate on "I've tried it though it is not shown ..." That's confusing me a bit. It looks like you can check mark it and it stays green. Did you do it through a guest account? Did you verify you have a recovery partition?
     
  7. ABC5S Suspended

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    I installed Yosemite PB 3, and when things went south for me (twice), my mistake, not Yosemites, I just hit the Command key, and R, and away I went with the install again with Recovery though I could not see it in Disk Utility. It just worked

    From now on I use Time Machine to make a complete back up to a 32 GB thumb dive, and I tried this for Yosemite to see if it works. I hit the Command and Option key to get things going, a box appeared that allowed me to click on Time Machine, and this took a few minutes with a SSD drive. All was returned to normal without going the Recovery method. I have two USB thumb drives, for Time Machine just in case one goes bad.

    Hope this helps
     
  8. havmir53 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you enable "Find My Mac?" Specifically, can you put a check mark in the box and have it stay green?

    I have a line that says "Find My Mac." I can put a check mark in it ... but the check mark goes away immediately and doesn't tell me what is wrong and why it won't stay enabled.
     
  9. havmir53 thread starter macrumors member

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    ..well ... I was able to enable Find My Mac ... here's how ... I created a guest account on my Mac... and then I logged out of my main account and logged back into my Mac using the guest account. I went to Settings/iCloud/Find My Mac and enabled it there ... then I logged out and back into my main account ... a voila ... a green box with a check mark in it on Find My Mac ... and I was able to track it and send a signal it with my iPhone ...
     

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