Easiest way to copy all data to new OSX SnowLeopard install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sommer, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Sommer macrumors member

    May 24, 2009
    Hey people,

    Pretty new to Mac, sitting with the top 15" uMBP, I have just ordered the "free Snow Leopard upgrade" and looking forward to receive it in the next couple of weeks.

    So of course I want all my pictures, etc. to be saved as well. How is the easiest way to save all information, etc?

    Is it to make a "complete" backup on an external harddrive, or what should I look at? Or is there somewhere I can choose to "save program information and files" but not OSX it-self?

    Sorry for this probably stupid question, but I just want to be sure that all my documents, photos and music are saved after I reinstall :)
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Use time machine. Backup one last time before you install SL, that is if you do a fresh install. If you just upgrade everything remains in tact. At least it did for me on 2 machines.

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