does Archive & Install delete my files and apps?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ero87, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm kinda stressed, my Leopard install is stuck on that blue screen with the mouse pointer (and always goes to that when i hard restart). I can reinstall it from the disk and this time try an Archive & Install instead of an upgrade, but I'm afraid of what i'll lose.

    what will i lose? thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    No changes are made to /Users or third party applications.
     
  3. NeoSurge macrumors newbie

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    #3
    nothing

    I had the same issue and then went with the archive and install. You will lose nothing. The process was very smooth when I went that route.
     
  4. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    So what does happen during Archive and Install? What is archived and where is it archived to?

    Thanks. :)
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #5
    /Library and /System are moved to Previous Systems Folder.

    Updated and new Apple applications are written into /Applications.
     

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