Software Restore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aslauga, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. aslauga macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2004
    Recently, iDVD and Preview have gone inexplicably missing from my computer (14 inch iBook G3, OSX 10.3.3), but I'm not entirely sure I didn't just delete them by accident. I'm not so worried about iDVD since I don't have the DVD-R drive, but Preview is invaluable to me. I have all the Software Restore discs from when I bought my computer - if I run these will it install new versions of everything, even if I don't want to, and will it delete all preferences I have for all my applications? I suppose it would be easier to re-install iDVD by getting iLife, but how can I get my hands on a copy of Preview? I'm just really nervous about losing a lot of stuff.

  2. theposse macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2004
    I think your beast bet is to backup all your stuff that you need and then reinstall the start up disc.
    Good luck.
  3. aslauga thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2004
    Do you mean backup as in write a whole load of data cds? i have 20 gig of Stuff - about 30 CDs worth, so if there's a better way, I 'd love to know.

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