How do I back up key chain password etc. First Timer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shori, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Shori macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    Heu Guys,

    I'm planning on backing up up my laptop for the first time and was wondering whether to go use Time Machine or a third party software like Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper.

    I'm backing up so I can reinstall the OS as the laptop is sluggish.

    Also how can I just back up:

    - Safari & Firefox Favorites ?
    - Passwords in the key chain for both of the above ?
    - How do I back up the OS Updates ?

    I don't want to do a full back up as I think after reinstalling the OS when I transfer stuff back to my laptop, it will make the laptop sluggish like it was before?

    Is this right ?

    By the way can you transfer stuff backed up using Tome Machine or any of the softwares mentioned above from external hard drive to the laptop or it's only meant to stay in the external hard drive and access it from there ?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada

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