|Dec 12, 2012, 08:10 AM||#1|
Doing a clean install of 10.8.2
I have an MBA 13" with Lion currently. I've had a little over a year and am upgrading to 10.8.2 soon. I will do a clean install via a USB drive. I don't have many apps installed, just the basics such as Chrome, Skype, Firefox, Office, etc. I don't mind reinstalling all of these manually.
The only application that I want to maintain settings from is iTunes. I have two accounts on the Mac right now (mine and my wife's). We each have an iPhone that we sync under our own account.
I'd like to make sure that I don't mess anything up when doing the clean install. Is the only folder that I need the "iTunes" folder located under "Music" under each of our accounts?
From what I understand I should just copy this folder back to the same location after the clean install is complete? I'm just wondering what will happen when I sync each iPhone to the Mac after the clean install. I'm afraid that something will be lost.
If possible, please confirm that what I noted would be correct and if there is anything I need to do prior to syncing each iPhone.
Thanks in advance.
|Dec 12, 2012, 08:21 AM||#2|
I think you also need to move the SyncServices inside the Application Support folder in your users Library.
/Users/User 1 name/Library/Application Support/MobileSync
/Users/User 2 name/Library/Application Support/MobileSync
Edit: what I would do is at least copy both Home folder to an external source, if anything goes wrong you still have all your settings.
Also, why do a clean install and not install Mountain Lion over it?
Last edited by justperry; Dec 12, 2012 at 08:30 AM.
|Dec 12, 2012, 06:53 PM||#3|
Thanks for your reply. So, after the clean install I should copy back each "iTunes" and "MobileSync" folder prior to connecting each iphone?
I would just like to do a clean install for peace of mind Sort of a new year thing. Just the way I am I suppose.
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