find my mac is pointless if the thief restores the OS?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Trance, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    #1
    if somewhere were to steal my mac then restore loin does it make 'find my mac' useless since the data is erased?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    #2
    If the computer is completely wiped, then yes, it will of course be useless. If they do not wipe the Recovery Partition, I don't know if that alone could allow it to continue working (I suspect it might, but haven't read anything stating either way, nor tried it for myself).

    jW
     

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