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    Sep 22, 2011
    recovery points
    Does my mini mac have a function like windows recovery function

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    pigoo3's Avatar
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    What Mac-mini model do you have...and what OS version is it running?

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    ferrarr's Avatar
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    Jul 16, 2011
    Pawtucket, RI, US
    L2011 15 MBP Quad 2.2 I7 OS X.10 16GB 240GB SSD & 500GB HDD (no Optical drive)
    Depends if you set up and use Time Machine with an external drive.
    iPad 2 iOS 8, iPhone 4s iOS 8, iPhone 6 iOS 8.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Of course you do have an external backup?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2011
    recovery points
    I am sorry folks, I forgot to put more info out,pigoo3, it is real old mini mac 10.4,with safari, but i like it,to ferrarr,sadly i did not set up time machine and harry i have no external backup, as you folks can tell, i am not that computer savvy, i am a senior,and trying to learn this on my own. Thanks to all

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    bobtomay's Avatar
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    OS X has no Registry and no need of the type of recovery needed by Windows.

    However, if you're running 10.7 or later:

    You can boot to the Recovery partition and achieve the same results as the 'Startup Repair' and 'System Restore' functions by re-installing OS X over the top of your existing install without losing your data. These havn't really been needed in Windows near as much the last couple of versions and it's even rarer you'll need to do it with OS X.

    Unless you're playing around in areas of the drive you shouldn't or using one of the cleaning apps that are typically recommended you not install around here.

    You also have Time Machine available for use for backing up your entire drive.

    edit: Merged threads
    Last edited by bobtomay; 04-11-2014 at 09:01 PM.
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