Back-up from Mac App Store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lnoro, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. lnoro macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    Is there a way to make a back-up of any application downloaded on Mac App Store? If I want to erase my hard drive and install a system from scratch I don't want to have to download the same application again, is it possible to create a back-up?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yes, apple includes a program called TimeMachine that backs up your entire hard drive. You can also use Carbon Copy Cloner that clones your drive to another. Both work well and both serve slightly different purposes.

    CCC creates a bootable drive and can also back up incrementally
    TM is apple's one touch backup app that's incredibly easy to use

    If you have no backups going I recommend TimeMachine, not only for your apps but data
  3. shukelson macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2011
    TM is very friendly use! if you want to erase the entire hard disc,you also need a mobile HD for TM back-up:p.

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