What to physically copy to back up before fresh install of Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by machomer, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. machomer macrumors regular

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    I recently paid Apple to replace the logic board of a Macbook Pro. Prior to sending it in, I replaced the HD with another, so I could access the files on my HD. When I placed the HD back in, the progress bar appeared during the boot up and suggested an issue with the HD. I tried to do a disk repair, but it failed.

    My time machine will not allow me to access the previous backups. Should I manually back up all of the data by copying the user folder and the documents folder to an external HD? I figure that once I copy all of data, I can do fresh install and then copy the folders back. I have data in imovie, iphoto. Will I back up all of the data by coping the user and documents folders?
     
  2. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    Copy your entire home folder. Then peak in other folders outside of that to see if there is anything else you might need. Widgets comes to mind.
     

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