Yay an other Minnesota Macrumors membervand0576 said:Do I need to back everything up before reinstalling OS X? Or do all my personal files remain where I have put them?
I'm running 10.4.7
Will the "archive and install" let me choose what data gets saved? I basically only want things that are in my home folder.WildCowboy said:If you do an "Archive and Install," your files will be preserved. An "Erase and Install" will get rid of everything.
Archive & Install lets you choose to preserve network settings and users, so since your home folder is attached to your user profile, yea it'll get saved.vand0576 said:Will the "archive and install" let me choose what data gets saved? I basically only want things that are in my home folder.
Yes, your home folder includes all your personal data. itunes, iphoto, mail all of it.n8236 said:Another question, does "archive and install" also backup ur iTunes, address book, iPhoto, Mail, and iCal info too? Sry, i don't know if those things are included in the Home folder.
I'm pretty sure you have the custom install option on an Archive & Install, so yea, you can ditch the language packs and all that stuff. I didn't install any language packs, and skipped all the printer drivers and a few of the apps I knew I'd never use...front page, iWeb, iChat, iMovie, that comic book thing, etc. Saved me around a 1G of disk space, I think...matttrick said:would this archive & install be good for reinstalling without all the language packs and stuff?