resinstalling 10.8 question

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by gentleman00, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    Does reinstalling 10.8 erase all the existing files on the computer?
  2. Gonza211 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    I dont think it is possible to reinstall ML over ML, but if you mean to do a fresh install, yes, it deletes all files.
  3. gentleman00 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    I installed 10.8 on my imac 27 inch (2009), and a few days later when I rebooted the computer, the apple logo comes and it does not move any further and does not load the rest of the software. Disk utility says it can't repair the disk. I have my files back up on my WD, but not sure if all my itunes and iphoto files are backed. Not sure if WD backs them automatically. I am sure it has. I just can't find them yet.
  4. GerritV macrumors 65816

    May 11, 2012
    FWIW: it is. I even did it twice in a row, to finally get my ML upgrade to work (kind of, most of the time...)

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