Custom OS X Tiger Re-install Help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Benjamin Black, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Benjamin Black macrumors member

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    Dalls, TX
    #1
    I've just sold my iMac and we're trying to figure out how to reinstall os x in order to change user info (short name, home folder, etc.) without losing the non-apple applications and media (movies, music, tv shows). Is this possible? Or will she need to make a back-up to an external drive and re-import? If it is possible, can someone possibly provide easy to follow directions in order to achieve this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Indianapolis
    #2
    Archive and Install if you wanted to keep the stuff. Changing the short name though is a major pain. Just make a new user account and copy the stuff over into it.
     

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