Restoring files after OS install.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Topher15, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

    Topher15

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    #1
    Just a quick question.... when you install a new OS you have the opportunity of copying all your stuff over from another drive via Migration Assistant. Where does it dump all the files? Does it mirror how it originally was, only in the new OS, or is it put all in the Home folder?

    Secondly, when we install Snow Leopard we're supposed to get 6GB more space than before. Would this be the case with any type of install, be it erase and install, archive and install or just upgrade?

    Basically I'm wondering how you go about getting the extra 6GB space plus having all my stuff and settings as it was it was in the previous OS?
     
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    1. When you install a new OS, you are presented with the option during installation to copy your files and folders over from another drive/computer/whatever you store files on. It copies all the files exactly as they appeared on the original computer (ie mirrors them).

    2. You will get extra space no matter how many files you have because the OS itself takes up less space. You won't get 6GB back, but maybe 4GB is a better estimate.
     
  3. Topher15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Topher15

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    #3
    Okay thanks. :apple:
     

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