8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2012 2:20 PM by baltwo
anthonyfromdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I think a need the Apple Store App to update to Mountain Lion. I deleted the app in error. I started with Snow Leopard but updated to Lion but did not back it up, as did not know it had to be done before installing. I only have the Snow Leopard disks. Is there anyway I can restore it please?


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,825 points)

    Boot into recovery mode and reinstall the OS.

  • anthonyfromdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do you get into recovery mode? I don't have the Lion OS on disk only Snow Leopard which may not work?

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,635 points)

    Reboot the computer while holding down the Command - R keys to boot into the Lion Recovery Partition.  There you can reinstall Lion from the Internet directly.

  • anthonyfromdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Will reinstalling Lion remove any apps I have installed?

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,635 points)

    If you do not select to reformat the hard drive and then  install Lion from an outside backup, but rather you just reinstall Lion over itself from the Lion Recovery Partition "Reinstall" Option, then, No, you will not lose your Apps.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,825 points)

    anthonyfromdf wrote:

    How do you get into recovery mode? I don't have the Lion OS on disk only Snow Leopard which may not work?

    Then, your statement "I started with Snow Leopard but updated to Lion" confused me.  Radiation Mac gave you the steps to reinstall, but I still remain confused. Either you have Lion w/Recovery HD or you don't. Please elucidate.

  • anthonyfromdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought my Mac Mini with Snow Leopard installed and with it I have the full set of disks. I decided to update to Lion by downloading the software. I then installed it not realising that the app would disappear from the Apps Folder, so I did not have a back up. I removed the Apple Store app because I though I would not need it, my mistake, I now know.

    I now have the App, (sent by a helper), so I can now buy Mountain Lion but first remembering to save to disk, for which I have the instructions, on how to do so.

    I hope this clears up any confusion. The discussion can be closed now and I thank you and the others who have give me good advice.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,825 points)

    Thanks for the feedback.