Mac OSX Install

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  1. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

    kobefan234

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    I have a lot of files like music movies pictures and all that if I put install mac osx with the grey disc will all my data be erased?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    yeah. That's the idea of a reinstall. You need to back up anyway incase of a hardware failure.

    A good thing to keep in mind is: A file doesn't exist unless it exists in two places.
     
  3. kobefan234 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have everything backed up on my time capsule could that work?
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    well if you reinstall you will erase everything off of your computer. then you can put it all back on using your Time Capsule.
     
  5. kobefan234 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How would you get all the stuff off the time capsule? after you reinstalled?

    sorry for the stupid question
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I've never done it, so I'm not really an authority on the subject. But, I'm sure you can find answers to all your questions here.
     
  7. kobefan234 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks
     
  8. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely use time capsule that is the freaking point of having it.

    Please tell me you didn't buy a $300 - $500 Capsule and not know what it was for :rolleyes:

    Just pop in that disk, re-install, then when you are back in and connected to your Time Capsule, just drag and drop the files into where you want/need them. They will be under backups.backupdb/[Your Computer Name]/Latest, most likely.
    Good luck with the re-install.
     
  9. kobefan234 thread starter macrumors 6502

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