Yosemite ate my SSD

krawfo

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I downloaded Yosemite and installed it on a flash drive. Later I went to reboot my SSD into Mavericks. The drive is now labeled Yosemite Install Disc. If I click on it, it goes into the install routine again.
How do I get my drive back?
Thanks.
 

silvetti

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I downloaded Yosemite and installed it on a flash drive. Later I went to reboot my SSD into Mavericks. The drive is now labeled Yosemite Install Disc. If I click on it, it goes into the install routine again.
How do I get my drive back?
Thanks.
Disk Utility.
Reformat it.
 

Jayson A

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I'm pretty sure you overwrote your Mavericks drive with the Yosemite installer instead of putting it on your flash drive.
 

krawfo

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May 4, 2011
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I'm pretty sure you overwrote your Mavericks drive with the Yosemite installer instead of putting it on your flash drive.
I don't think so. When I check the disk files of the SSD, the Applications folder shows all the apps that I've installed. The flash drive just has folders for Applications , Library, System and Users and the Applications folder only has Apps associated with the OS.
 

maflynn

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What happens when you reboot the mac and hold the cmd-r down? Does it boot into the recovery partition?