Noob Question About Backing Up Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacRumors123456, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. MacRumors123456 macrumors newbie

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    I want to do a system restore. I want to save some of my important files to a flash drive through Time Machine. I want to save things like Adobe CS4 and Microsoft Office which I paid a lot of money for. If I save these programs to my flash drive can I re-download them after the restore?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, but if you paid for them, you should also have the install discs for those apps, so you could re-install them if needed.
     
  3. MacRumors123456 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For adobe I just bought a license and a serial number after the 7 day trial.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That should still work. You can always download the trial version and enter your serial number, if you find a need to reinstall it.
     
  5. MacRumors123456 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks. But if I just re-install it from the flash drive will it already be registered because I don't feel like looking for the serial number...
     

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