Clean install for Yosemite and restore existing Mavericks apps?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by erichkooi, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. erichkooi macrumors member

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    Hello.
    Is there a way to backup existing Mavericks app and do the clean install Yosemite and restore backup apps from Mavericks?

    Note: The reason I don't wish to redownload from App Store is because my data plan is expensive in my country.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Some app's (mostly those from Apple) can be restored via Time Machine. However, app's such as Adobe's Creative Cloud don't restore properly. I opted to do a clean install and re-download everything. Yeah...it took maybe an hour more to do that, but...it was worth it
     

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