View Full Version : Using SD to clone specific applications before a reinstall of the OS

02-06-2009, 11:05 PM
My imac G5 running haltingly and I'm going through the process of troubleshooting before undertaking the full reinstall recommended the day before my Apple Care expired :confused: In the event that a reinstall is necessary, would it be possible to use SD to clone certain applications that I don't have installation disks for...and then reinstall them? I'm waiting for my new firewire drive to arrive so that I can start using SD. Thanks!

02-07-2009, 12:21 AM
Not really, no. It's hard to copy "just an application", because many more complex applications have parts all over the system, not just the 'application file' itself.