Restored from Time Machine, but excluded Applications folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AdamG33, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. AdamG33 macrumors newbie

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    Thought I was being clever by excluding it (didn't have enough space on my external), but now I've restored it without any Applications!

    I'm not worried about the third party ones (can redownload these from the internet) but how can I restore the OSX ones (disk utility etc.)?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    You need to reinstall OSX to get the default apps.
     
  3. AdamG33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I do this while not losing the files I have?

    Basically all I want is my music folder.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    For the most part yes. The last few versions of OSX automatically upgraded and didn't wipe your drive so as long as you don't format your disk, you should be all set.
     
  5. AdamG33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What utility/application can I use to restore?
     
  6. AdamG33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have Mavericks, so not sure how I can reinstall, the CMD+R think seems to only let me reinstall mavericks :/
     

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