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

    Nov 10, 2009
    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


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    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. took maybe an hour more to do that, was worth it

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