Reinstalling Snow Leopard - how can I preserve my home folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ryan.stewie, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. ryan.stewie macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    I need to reinstall Snow Leopard over my current Snow Leopard installation because the system has failed. I need to know what will happen if I proceed with an install. Because there are no options for installation, I dont know how to do an archive and install and it is essential that I have my home folder and it's contents intact. Does anyone know if reinstalling snow leopard will automatically archive my home folder or if there is something else I need to do?
  2. Sheeds macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2008
    Yes, an archive and install will preserve your contacts and Home folder. Though it warns you before starting that you should back up your HD in case anything goes wrong, so I'd suggest doing that first if you're nervous.

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