is it possible to..

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by drewplusbrig, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. drewplusbrig

    drewplusbrig Guest

    reinstall everything ( like tiger and stuff ) without loosing my itunes music?

    i want to re-isntall and have a fresh start but i dont want to loose my music :/
  2. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

    Oct 16, 2004
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    SF Bay
    archive and install?
  3. Skoles

    Skoles Guest

    Your home folder (your username) contains all that info. Find the iTunes folder and you'll find your songs/settings for iTunes provided you have iTunes organize everything for you.

    Back that up and you should be OK. Tho archive & install does the same thing.
  4. drewplusbrig

    drewplusbrig Guest

    what is archive & install? i have my mac discs and os x discs but lost my manuals

    ( going to do a search incase it has been discussed here before )
  5. drewplusbrig

    drewplusbrig Guest


    actually all I have is my tiger discs, the rest of my stuff is at home in philly

    can i still do a clean isntall?
  6. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

    Jan 9, 2005
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    all you should need is your tiger disk. just remember to read each screen during the installation process and look for a button that says "options". this is where your options for installing are. if you forget this step, you'll wipe the HD and do a fresh install.
  7. samxx

    samxx self made man

    Jan 2, 2006
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    San Francisco, CA (no homo)
    archive install moves your old system into "old system" keke

    so you can scavenge for parts.

    also, if you have an ipod you can just erase that, set it as a disk, and move all your files (say music) onto it and reformat your primary disk (probably a good idea if you want a "Real" fresh start)

    that or buy an external (they are so cheap these days if you buld them yourself0

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