Time Machine and Clean Install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by callmemike20, May 22, 2008.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    I have a 2.2ghz MBP, which came with Tiger. I upgraded to Leopard the day it was released, but I had only done a archive and install. My boot times are long, and sometimes my system is just sluggish in general. I was hoping to do a clean install, but I have some questions:

    1) Will have I have erase my windows partition and redo the bootcamp setup?

    2) Will I be able to retrieve my library files from time machine so I can still have my Safari favorites, names of people instead of screen names in ichat, mail settings (this isn't a must), and iCal stuff. Basically, can I just copy my library folder and replace the newly created one with it?

    As long as I can do this, I wouldn't mind doing a clean install. I actually save all my program install files, so that will be as simple as click and install.
     
  2. zweigand macrumors 6502a

    zweigand

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    #2
    1. No. 2. Yes.
     
  3. callmemike20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    One more question. Where are my itunes playlists and artwork files located? I spent hours updating artwork and I don't want to have to do it again.
     
  4. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    just copy the whole "itunes" folder from the music folder
     
  5. callmemike20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    That's what I figured. I just didn't know if they had any hidden files anywhere.
     
  6. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    there shouldn't be. actually, there should be a folder named "album artwork" inside the itunes folder.
     

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