Going to clean install Leopard, have question.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mm1250, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. mm1250 macrumors 6502

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    Hello all,

    I want to go ahead and reformat my leopard installation by doing a clean install. I've been a Mac user for only a few weeks so I need a little guidance.

    From what I can see, all I need to backup is:

    1. My User Folder (exclude the user Library folder)
    --With backing and restoring, this will preserve all iphoto, itunes music, docs etc... right?
    2. I have all my download installs in my Downloads folder.

    My question is,

    Is there anything obvious that i'm missing? I was wondering about Keychains, is this necessary to backup?
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    Minneapolis, MN
    #2
    If you plan on reinstalling all your applications then you should be good. There are some system files in /system/library that some apps will be sing, but you should be fine with your user folder. The user folder will contain your downloads btw.
     

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