What to Backup prior to Clean Install of Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MSUDVM, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. MSUDVM macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2007
    I am new to using the Mac OS. I plan on doing a clean install of Leopard and would like to know what I need to back up from my hard drive prior to the clean install. I currently have my whole system backed up with SuperDuper, but I do not want to reinstall any stray files or Tiger OS items. Thanks for your help

  2. papplegate macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2002
    Cincinnati, OH
    If I am not mistaken, you should be able to do a clean install then using the migration assistant, migrate the data from the cloned volume. So Apple will pull anything you want to the new system, Applications, preferences, iphoto library, itunes music, etc.That is how I plan to upgrade.
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    So by clean install you mean to erase the hard drive? If so do as above a clone the drive to an external, works well to have OS X migrate the data over.

    But you can still do an 'archive and install' of the OS. It create a virgin copy of the OS without having to resort to restoring from backups.

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