(Please answer) Copying system files to new install of Lion - What to copy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BJB Productions, May 10, 2012.

  1. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    Hi all-
    Long story short I installed an SSD and made the huge mistake of also installing TRIM Enabler, which totally killed the SSD and required me to do a reformat and fresh install. Luckily, I was able to grab the entire contents of the SSD and put it on another hard drive. Now I'm ready to copy everything back, and I'm wondering if it's safe to copy everything in entirety back or if there are things I should avoid.

    Since TRIM creates it's own Kernal file, I want to make sure that doesn't get back on the computer. I deleted the app and all of it's other files. Are kernel files stored in the file system? Am I safe or not safe to copy my entire SSD contents back now?

    Thank you...
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I would just use the Migration Assistant to move data back to the SSD. That won't move back any bad system files at all.

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