Reinstall Lion without losing data

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  1. Bloodyrockgod macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I want to reinstall Lion without losing data.

    Ive searched google and this site :http://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...-reinstall-mac-os-x-lion-without-erasing-data



    claims:

    Reboot your Mac. When you hear the boot chime, hold the COMMAND + R keys. You will enter the Lion Recovery environment. From there, simply choose to reinstall Lion. It will simply remove the current system and replace it with a fresh copy. None of your data will be deleted or moved. The only thing that will be replaced will be the core system files. There is no longer any need to make backups, migrate your data, or mess with partitioning.


    Will this truly work ?
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Should work. But always backup your data first.
     
  3. Bloodyrockgod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea i cant unfortunatly...its stuck ad startup...
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Start up in Safe mode by holding Shift at startup.

    Repair disk and permissions by holding down the Command-R buttons at startup .
     
  5. Bloodyrockgod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nah dssnt work for me, cant install on the HD for some reason.
    Also it trys to installa mountain lion , but i never bought that version only Lion so nope :/
     
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