Question about Jaguar?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacManiac1224, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. MacManiac1224 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2001
    I am about to upgrade a 10.1.5 machine to 10.2 and have information on the machine I would like to save. The question is if I do a Archive and Install, will I lose any files (mp3's, word docs, etc)? Thanks for your help
  2. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    archive and install will put a new osx folder
    on your drive and disable the previous one
    but still leave it on your hard drive. it also
    transfers your settings.

    i originally did an archive and install but
    my tibook 667 seemed sluggish and had
    some minor problems. the performance
    got so bad that i thought i needed a new
    sysstem cause osx was just to much for it.
    BUT then i did a reformat reinstall and all
    was well. you have to backup all data that
    you want to save but it was worth it. HOWEVER
    i reinstalled norton antivirus and had some
    perfomrance problems with windows opening
    so i reformated and reinstalled AGAIN and
    ditched norton. everything is fine fine fine :)
    now. woooooohoooo good luck and take it
    easy. one last word. i use to move my apps.
    around in the application folder but now
    i just leave them be. i made a seperate
    application alias folder to organize my
    applications (the aliases instead of the
    actuall application) . I also made two
    partitions, one for OSX and applications
    about ten gigs and the other partition is
    for personal and project files. this way i
    can reformat my osx partition whenever i
    need to without it being a hassle...just
    incase i experinece a strange problem with
    the OS. Or if i need to update.
  3. MacManiac1224 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2001
  4. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    Warning: Back up the users folder.

    I did the archive and install, and the checkbox for preserve user settings was grayed out. I didn't worry, but the entire user directory was wiped out. Fortunately I had burned a CD of it and other folders before I did the install.

    Naturally you could just copy it to another name (hold down option and drag it).

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