Quick backup question.....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calimed, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. calimed macrumors member

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    So I'm trying to do a clean install.....thinking of the quickest way to backup. This is what I'm doing (backing up to a external HD as I type)....

    I've essentially copied/moved my "home" folder to the external HD. I plan on then doing a clean install of the OS then moving the "home" folder stuff back. I know I'm gonna loose some/all of the third party apps, but otherwise will all of this work correctly?

    The reason I'm doing this is that I'm having spinning beachball issues on my MacBook Pro 15".

    Thanks to all in advance.....
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    How much RAM does it have?

    Which OS are you running? You might need to add RAM to puncture that beach ball.
     
  3. calimed thread starter macrumors member

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    10.6.1 ....brand new macbook running 8 gigs...
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    As the guy says to the Progressive Insurance lady ('Flo') on the commercial, "Well, excuse me!"

    I guess that ought to be enough!
     
  5. calimed thread starter macrumors member

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    Clean install solved all problems....Simply moved libraries to and from an external HD and everything worked great. Thanks for everyones help/opinions....
     

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