Need to completely reset rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SS4Luck, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. SS4Luck macrumors regular


    Aug 23, 2014
    my MacBooks ability to save files and chat logs etc came back to bite me in the ass tonight. May girlfriend was going through my laptop (we share it as a central media machine because it I hooked up to a 2T hard drive for our music and movies) looking for something and one of the keywords she searched for turned up a hit in a bunch of old chats with my ex lol. Of course it was stuff that she didn't want to see etc so I just need to reformat this thing and start with a clean slate. I thought I had deleted everything but I was wrong. All of my files that I/we need are already on the External so I just need to nuke this thing and install a fresh os
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Hold CMD and R on startup to boot into OS X Utilities. Open Disk Utility and format Macintosh HD, then close Disk Utility and select Reinstall OS X.

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