Backing up/reinstalling

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iTwat, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. iTwat macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2003
    Heyho ppl. My mac's started slowing down a bit lately and well everything's a mess really. I've completely lost track of what applications are installed where and where certain application folders are etc and everything's just basically a complete mess. So I want to backup just my documents and iTunes folders and then completely erase everything and reinstall OS X and put them back on. Normally i'd just back everything up onto cds but I'm kinda buggered cause my iTunes folder and documents folder together are something like 20gb!!! I don't have a dvd-r drive or any other computers to move my stuff to temporarily and the only thing I've been able to think of so far is buying a firewire hard drive but they're so expensive just for one thing! Any ideas?
    Ta v much :)
    PS- I thought of the option in reinstalling where you choose to have it backup the home folder but i can't because it's my home folder which is a mess aswell! argh
  2. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    well you could just seperate and sort your stuff. then burn it all to CDs. you've got a CD burner, right?

    or now might be a good time to buy a iPod. :D

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