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

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

  1. Sommer macrumors member

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    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

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    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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