question about archive and install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by xxlordgold, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. xxlordgold macrumors member

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    #1
    If I wanted to reinstall OSX and choose archive and install:

    1.) Do you need an external drive to archive onto? Or does it archive on a part of the internal HD?

    2.) After I reinstall, am I going to have to reinstall all my apps?

    I'm wondering because I used Monolingual to remove some languages and architectures, not realizing that it'd screw with Rosetta.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    1) No, the archiving is entirely internal.

    2) It depends on the application. Drag-install apps will NOT require a reinstall. Anything that uses an installer will.
     
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    It will only archive user folders and will do so in a folder it created called "previous systems" on your current system partition.
     
  4. xxlordgold thread starter macrumors member

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  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    No, you don't need an external hard drive and no you are not going to have to reinstall all your apps.
     

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