A question about backing up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 10th Wonder, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. 10th Wonder macrumors regular

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    Lets just say I only want to back up all my files from my user folder and do a clean install. For all the apps I have can I just add them to the app folder or do I need to reinstall every single app that i've added again?
     
  2. LMO macrumors member

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    It depends on the apps. Some apps need to have an installer run.
     
  3. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    any app that came with an installer, it is likely you will need that installer again. Generally its bigger apps, and ones that modify your computer that require installers, to stick their files in all over the place. Photoshop requires its own installer, as does flip4mac, because that adds the compatibility into quicktime.
     
  4. 10th Wonder thread starter macrumors regular

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    So what bout iLife '08 and iWork '08? I assume those are gonna have to have a special installer then... So it seems I will only be backing up my pictures,music,movies, and documents then...
     

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