iMac OS 9 Cleanup Question...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Rhobes, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Rhobes macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2004
    Bigfork, MT
    Hello -

    I am using OS 9.2.2 and see that the HD has many duplicat/triplicat & more copies of various downloads e.g. quiktime, IE, Flash etc etc and I'm sure lots of worthless trash from surfing over 2 years. In my inexperience I have had trouble downloading & installing software and many times of trying has led to TONS of the same stuff on the HD. What to do about it???? :confused:
    Thanks Rhobes

    P.S. I just ordered Panther for the OSX side and will shortly start trashing that -up.
  2. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    1. acquire external hard drive
    2. completely back up all files (including duplicates)
    3. zero drive
    4. reinstall OS and upgrade to 9.2.2
    5. put back all data (excluding duplicates)

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