View Full Version : Archive and Install?

20th July 2009, 10:29 AM
When I got my new MBP, I installed a bigger HDD. I then installed OSX from the recovery DVD's, and then restored from a Time Machine Backup.

Some features don't work however, like the pinchy zoomy thing of icons in the desktop, and a few other little niggles.

So I'm thinking of starting from scratch, but I'm wondering about the best way to go about it.

I know I can do an Archive and Install. If I do this, is it possible for me to just keep my Home Folder (documents, Itunes library etc), but then reinstall all the apps from scratch, separately? Simply to save having to recopy all my Itunes Library back from Time Machine again.

I wouldn't restore any app backups and would reinstall things as I needed them, better to start with a relatively clean slate?