I have pre-ordered Snow leopard and I am planning on doing a clean install of the OS, since my macbook is coming up on 3 years old and has never really had a good cleaning. I have backed up all the files I want to put back on the drive after it is wiped and 10.6 is installed. I backed up My iTunes folder, iPhoto Library, my user/library, my documents folder and a a host of random applications that I think i will want. My question is this. I am worried about the iLife apps. They came pre-installed on my macbook when i bought it, I do not have or know where my install DVD is so I can't get them that way. Can I simply drag and copy that apps onto my external and have them restore that way? Would I maybe be able to restore them through time machine once in snow leopard? thanks in advance.