Lost Internet Connection Erased Mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JaymesLFC, May 22, 2018.

  1. JaymesLFC macrumors newbie

    JaymesLFC

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    A couple of days ago was online when I lost my WiFi connection. It's AT&T. Not u-verse. Straight from street. Had to call AT&T to reset. Reset went well. Back online. Was on my old iMac 2011. Totally erased. All files, folders, photos, calendar, history. Wiped clean. I have never heard of this happening before. My 2017 Mac is fine. Have changed all passwords. Anyone ever heard of this? Was it a glitch of some sort? Or malware? Do you think I could access files in safety mode? Time Machine, etc. all set up. Have not tried anything yet due to not knowing what happened.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    What happens when you turn the Mac on? What is on the display?
     
  3. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    Sounds to me like you had everything synced through iCloud. And you lost your iCloud connection.

    If that’s the case, go into settings and log back in to iCloud.

    Sounds like you had your files synced too.
     
  4. JaymesLFC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The display is Sierra. Blank otherwise. I will try through iCloud to get it all back. I tried photos and got those back. Will try the other. Thank you.
     
  5. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    Let us know how it works out
     
  6. JaymesLFC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the delay in reply. Had to work. Everything came back when I connected back to iCould. I've never had that happen, so was unsure as how to proceed. Thanks for all of the replies and help.
     
  7. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    You’re welcome. Glad it’s fixed for you.
     

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