What are some non- obvious things to back-up if I'm doing a clean install of Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ToddJ, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. ToddJ macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    I am about to do a clean install of Lion and I just wanted to make sure of all the things I need to backup. Obviously photos, music and videos I will back up. I need to back up Mail's smartfolders, Rules, flags,etc. *Are there any other obvious things I need to back up that I'm forgetting.*


    Does anyone know how to back-up email so it keeps all the different color flags
  2. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Internet Browser bookmarks, Program preferences, the list is endless,

    why not migrate from time machine?
  3. ToddJ thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    because i was having a problem with iPhoto that couldn't be solved and might have corrupted something with my graphics card
  4. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

    Mar 5, 2009

    It's hidden but contains some important things.
  5. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    Don't you have a time machine backup? That should just about cover everything, literately.

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