Clean install help!

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by LvdT, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. LvdT macrumors newbie

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    May 16, 2013
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    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to do a clean install of Mavericks on my Macbook to clean up all my files and start from zero. What I did so far is put all the files I want to keep on a portable HDD so I can put them back on later, and I made a list with software I want to download back on my computer.

    What is the easiest way to do this? I don't understand what I've found on the internet so far, I'm not that good with computers so I'm searching for a newbie-approach. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Jul 13, 2008
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    If you have to ask perhaps you shouldn't do a clean install. It is essentially erasing everything you have and starting over. Manually moving all the things back the way you want can be a real headache.

    Minimally you should understand how permissions work, have a working backup, and be prepared to spend some time with your computer. It's much safer to make a backup and install the Apple recommends.
     

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