Resolved iCloud - Find My Mac

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  1. Patriot24, Oct 12, 2011
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    Just updated to 10.7.2 and setup iCloud. I can't seem to enable Find My Mac.

    It says, "Recovery system update required" with an Update button. I updated once already and restarted, but there has been no change.

    ?
     
  2. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Same problem here.

    After restart it requested to use location data, I said yes. It must have ran away with data, because I haven’t heard from it since.
     
  6. jamski macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here. I even went to the support site and manually downloaded that update and installed it and it still did not work.
     
  7. WiLLGT09 macrumors regular

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    Add another person to the list with this same problem. :( Has anyone tried reinstalling the the Lion Recovery Update by manually downloading it from Apple?
     
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    The only problem I'm having with Find my Mac is that after I remotely locked it (just to check it out) I have a guest account option on the login screen, but in my preferences, it's disabled. i've tried enabling and disabling the guest login but nothing happens. help? thanks in advance
     
  11. ekundayo macrumors newbie

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    The manual reinstal didn't work for me. Anyone else?
     
  12. fisherking macrumors 601

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    as posted elsewhere on this forum...
    'find my mac' requires that guest login.
    so if you have it checked in the iCloud sys pref, u have the guest login.
    to disable it, you give up 'find my mac'.

    not impressed by this (BUT...i guess someone needs to login AND access safari to activate 'find my mac'...)
     
  13. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    How does this work? Here's how........

    1) Sign in iCloud via System Preferences Panel
    2) DO NOT LOG OUT
    3) Close the System Preferences.
    4) Go to iCloud though your web browser
    5) Go to Find my phone
    6) Wait for it to find your Mac
    7) Send a tone to it. Just to make sure everything is set up right.
    8) Send the lockout key

    The computer should restart and only allow guest log-inm, unless they know the keyword. The person who stoled you computer has to actually use WIFI for you to locate it.


    Hugh
     
  14. jamski macrumors newbie

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    I just manually installed the update and it is still not working. Its still asking for the update.
     
  15. jamski, Oct 13, 2011
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    This is what i just found in the Apple forums. I have not tried it yet, but according to the thread, it works.

    Run Disk Utility, and Verify Disk.
    You will likely notice errors that require you to reboot to the Recovery Partition, and run Disk Utility from there, to "Repair Disk".

    After running Repair Disk, reboot to the main partition, and run Repair Permissions from Disk Utility.

    Then install the Recovery System Update again.

    I bet your problem will be solved.

    Original thread:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3373829?start=0&tstart=0



    EDIT* Just tried it and it worked great!!
     
  16. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

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    So this doesn't work with 3G USB or Ethernet?
     
  17. JMurph72 macrumors newbie

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    jamski's method definitely works. Quick and easy...took me about 10-15 minutes to get it all done, and now the stress is gone of wondering why it wouldn't work!
     
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    Nothing’s working here…
    I simply can’t enable it. I know I had a recovery partition before installing 10.7.2 …
     
  20. NorfolkMustard macrumors regular

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    Fixed, thanks
     
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  22. Patriot24 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I will try the solutions offered above, but I have one more question.

    I have File Vault enabled, which means that a boot password is required upon startup. Is it even possible to have a guest login with File Vault enabled?
     
  23. Patriot24 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just attempted the Disk Utility/Verify Disk method and everything comes back OK.

    To be clear, I don't see a recovery partition anywhere. I'm not sure where to go from here.
     
  24. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you turn on Filevault 2 it disables the guest account.
     
  25. Patriot24 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, that is what I thought. Unfortunately, I am not willing to sacrifice encryption for Find My Mac. I guess you just have to pick your poison sometimes.
     

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