new os on same partition/drive

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  1. bored911 macrumors 6502

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    ok i have a SERIOUS problem, i re-installed osx due to an optical drive problem, now there is only one gig of space, which means that the other osx must still be on there! i did an archive and install, so someone please help!
     
  2. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Before you did the archive and install how much space was left? Archive and install basically keeps your files and settings in a folder and then reformats the computer. Essentially giving you a clean slate. The previous OS is gone but your data is still there.
     
  3. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    there was 5 gigs. how do you import all that stuff? btw thanks for the tips
     
  4. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    It should be under user -> Previous Home or something to that effect.
     
  5. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    and what should i do with it though? i understand it's there but is there anything to do to import it quickly
     
  6. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Just import the stuff back into your current home directory and delete the stuff thats not necessary. I'm not sure whether there's a quick way to do this or not...
     
  7. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks so much, one last thing, how do i switch users, because i don't like messing with my home folder, so i was wondering if i could switch back to the old user. thanks again!
     
  8. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if you could do that. I've personally never done that before so I'll leave it up to the more experienced people to answer :p
     
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