Trying a Clean Install How to get files back?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ComicStix, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. ComicStix macrumors member

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    #1
    Ok So I am getting Snow Leopard and I am pondering on whether to do a clean install. Anyways, I already backed my stuff up on my external HD. When I clear the hard drive and it installs how do I get my stuff back? I know I think I use Migration Assistant but a more indepth explanation would be best. Would I get my apps back or would I have to install them again?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    Use Migration Assistant but leave the applications until you need them. I'm still wary of migrating over applications.
     
  3. eldudorinio macrumors member

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    #3
    I agree. After migration I had issues with Parallels.
     

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