Backing up - data for reinstall? (help please)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by h2009, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. h2009 macrumors member

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    Oct 13, 2007
    #1
    Hi there,

    i'm about to install leapord but i want to to do a refresh install of windows and osx. But Im trying to back up all my keychains, favorites, user settings. But i cant find out where the information is contained.

    Can anyone help me out? Thanks
     
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Roskilde, DK
    #2
    Copy your user folder over. That will retain all of your personal settings etc.

    Next step is optional if you have any knowledge about using the terminal:


    rsync -r /Users/'you'/ /Volumes/'DestinationVolumes'/

    If you want to keep all of your apps then:

    rsync -r /Applications/ /Volumes/'DestinationVolumes'/


    Else use CarbonCopyCloner
     
  3. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

    bluetooth

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    Location:
    Toronto
    #3
    For your web browser, if using Safari...

    file>export bookmarks

    This will keep all your web settings (bookmarks, favourites etc).
     

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