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06-21-2006, 10:52 AM
I have a G4 imac with Panther on it and want to perform a clean install of Tiger on the same machine.
I just downloaded Super Duper! backup program and need to to the following:
I want to backup all my pictures, music, documents,safari bookmark, ical appointments ETC and preferences of finder ETC. For this task to I use "backup user files" ?
I do not want to backup the applications themselves.
and how do I perform the restore operation?
I went through the users manual but it does not describe this scenario.

Thanks in adavance


06-21-2006, 11:01 AM
You can't easily do this, Peter. It's one thing to restore a few files from your backup, but it's another to try to move in your whole Home folder: since you'll be logged in as that user, many files will be "busy", etc.

Instead, what I'd suggest is making a *full* copy of everything, then doing your clean install and using the Migration Assistant -- which comes up at first boot -- to migrate your files and applications to Tiger.

Alternatively, why not just upgrade after making a backup?

06-21-2006, 11:34 AM
Thanks dnanian for your quick reply

I'll go with the first option. The reason I want to do a clean install is that there are some apps that don't work properly or don't work at all and trashing then reinstalling didn't do the trick.

Thank you.