If I reinstall Lion will I lose my data?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by portcontrol7, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. portcontrol7 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2011
    I am unable to login, and I have tried multiple things to fix. I can reinstall via the internet. This is a new Macbook Pro. Please let me know if I will lose all my data by reinstalling.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, reinstalling the OS doesn't wipe your data.
  3. mgartner0622, Dec 23, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011

    mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    You can't reset it from your Apple ID? Or use internet recovery to reset the password?

    If you do an "archive and install" no, but an "erase and install" yes. Basically, just don't format the drive when you install.

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