Custom OS X Tiger Re-install Help

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

  1. Benjamin Black macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2006
    Dalls, TX
    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


    Mar 23, 2005
    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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