Install programs from a backup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by spartykjc5389, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. spartykjc5389 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Here's my dilema -
    I want to reinstall OS X 10.5 - but I'm afraid to do so - since I'm worried that I'm going to lose programs whose disks I do not currently have access to. I'm at college and the installation disks are at home. What I'm wondering is what options I have to be able to backup programs before reinstalling leopard (clean install) -- yet being able to reinstall these programs -- without the need for the original installation disks.

    Is this possible?

    Example Programs:
    Microsoft Office
    Photoshop CS3
  2. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    You could get an external drive and clone your current setup and then after the reinstall move those programs back (or use migration assistant), or you could just burn the programs to media and copy them over again.

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