Going to clean install Leopard, have question.

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

  1. mm1250 macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2007
    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


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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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