Migrating settings after SL clean install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mr5150, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Mr5150 macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2009
    I'm a recent Mac convert, and let me just say I've seen the light. Even got my sister to buy one, and we've both been diehard PC's since the beginning. :)

    I did a clean install of SL onto my 13" MBP. I had everything backed up onto an external hard, so when it gave me the option to migrate all my apps and settings, I did. Did I defeat the purpose of a clean install by doing this? I've seen some recommendations to drag apps from back up disc instead. Would that have been better? I was actually dumbfounded that everything worked as smoothly as it did, not being used to this coming from a Windows background.

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    You're fine only migrating back your user space. It's not that amazing to be honest.

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