Best way to backup iLife and such during fresh install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djnardu, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. djnardu macrumors regular

    djnardu

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    I dont have an external drive, but I do have a ton of DVD+R's. So what is the best way of going around an backing up a copy of my iLife and iWork?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    I'd suggest doing an archive&install. You'll get all the benefits of a clean OS install and fresh system/library folders. You can even get a clean profile but not choosing to preserve user accounts (they are saved, but are then in a folder that the installer creates called Previous Systems and you just copy the iTunes, iPhoto, etc. data folders/packages into your new profile.

    Would this work for you?
     
  4. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    I think he/she has the original media, but the question is about where to save the data files to, hence my suggestion of an archive&install instead of an "erase"...
     
  5. djnardu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im sure it would I just want a clean bill of health for my Mac without any crap I might have loaded previously onto my system.
     
  6. djnardu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually is it possible to rip the programs off my Install disk using pacifist?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Unless you installed some sort of system level files beyond Apple updates the majority of your files that you consistently create or modify would be in your user home directory.
     

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