View Full Version : Copy only folders over?

02-23-2015, 08:51 PM
Is there a way to copy folders instead of the entire drive? I need to copy over everything except OS X files....

02-24-2015, 07:43 AM
I don't know what you're planning here, but what are "OS X files"? In other words, you have Applications. Are those OS X files? If you don't copy /Library, they won't work. But there are OS X files there. What about /System/Library? Various configuration directories?

What are you trying to achieve?

02-24-2015, 07:49 AM
Since the boot loader and the kernel do not match, I was going to reinstall OS X onto a formatted backup drive so that it at least boots normally again.

Then I was going to copy over everything else (all non-OS X files) onto it in hopes that it would bring me back to a working backup drive again....

02-24-2015, 07:58 AM
Why not reinstall over what you have?

02-24-2015, 08:02 AM
The last time I tried that it went back to not booting again. So I'm thinking "something" (core services) is bad on the main drive and when I copy it over it keeps the backup drive from booting also.

02-24-2015, 08:57 AM
But that entire folder would be replaced during an OS reinstall.