Backing up - data for reinstall? (help please)

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

  1. h2009 macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2007
    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

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    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


    May 1, 2007
    For your web browser, if using Safari...

    file>export bookmarks

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

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