Restore Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DarkSorrow82, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. DarkSorrow82 macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2016
    Burlington, WI
    If you do a restore by entering the recovery partition on boot will it ask for the password? I don't want someone to steal my notebook and get easy access to the restore partition. What ever I can do to make it harder for a thief is good.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The recovery partition won't be prompted for a password, but you could set the firmware password
    Use a firmware password on your Mac

    Of course if you forget what the password is, you're pretty much sunk on fixing the machine.

    To protect your data, use FileVault to encrypt your data
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    There isn't much of anything you can do from the restore partition apart from, well, restoring.

    You'd still need a password to get into any account.

    And, no offense, but honestly, you're not likely to be important nor interesting enough for a thief to bother snooping through your stuff. Most thiefs are simply looking for a quick sale and are very likely to just check everything runs and put the thing up on craigslist.

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