Restoring iMac settings without losing songs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by how?, May 31, 2009.

  1. how? macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2009
    Hi there, Im very new to apple and iv recently bought a second hand iMac off my friend and im just wondering if its possible to restore factory settings on the iMac so its 'like new' without loosing the songs that are in iTunes? Thanks for any help...
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    ofcourse you can copy the songs to an external drive and do a clean install, or get them from your iPod. But there's an option to keep all your files intact (even program's I believe) and reinstall mac os x leopard.
  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.

    iTunes ; Files>Library>Backup to Disc. Burn Discs (DVDs unless its a very small iTunes library).
    Wipe Mac clean with fresh install.
    Put first DVD in , it automagically restores. You do lose playlists but thats all AFAICR. This is what I did to xfer from PC to Mac.

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