Can I Install OSX Just To Repair?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by highmarcs, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. highmarcs macrumors newbie

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    My Mac is working fine, but...I'm missing some OSX basics. Accidentally , or even in some cases, stupidly on purpose, things were deleted at some point and I think some of what I may have deleted is affecting the performance of at least one vendors software.

    Can I just re-install Snow Leopard with my OEM disc and just have it put back and replace applications and/or files that I've messed up, while leaving everything else that is working alone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes. Reinstalling OS X will not affect your user files.
     
  3. highmarcs thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Of course, it goes without saying that you should have a current backup before doing anything like this.
     

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