Installed Mountain Lion, Lion still accessible?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ConnYoungy, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. ConnYoungy macrumors 6502a

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    Because of a File Vault F-up on my part, I need the text file with the recovery key that was in my documents in Lion.

    The problem is that i clean installed Mountain Lion oh the hard drive, but is there any way to recover the "erased" file, if it hasnt yet been written over by something new?

    (Question based on my understanding that formatted drives still contain all the info, its just "disconnected" until its eventually written over by something new, is that correct?)

    THANKYOU
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    You could use a file recovery program like Data Rescue 3, but since the drive was encrypted with File Vault 2, it's likely you won't be able to recover any usable information.

    jW
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I doubt the file recovery programs will help with encrypted disks.
     

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