Restoring only certain items after Mac OS X upgrade?
October 10, 2011 11:06 AM Subscribe
What's the best strategy to do a clean install of Mac OS X and then restore ONLY iTunes/iPhoto libraries, and ensure iOS devices still sync properly?
posted by kidbritish to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Given a Mac currently running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, I want to do a clean install of OS X 10.7 Lion, and the only items I want to keep from my current install are my iTunes Library, my iPhoto Library, and I want all my iOS devices to be synced with the new system (preferably without reformatting them).
I have access to external hard drives.
I don't want my user account, and I don't want any application preferences, keychains, password history, etc. This makes me think I can't use Migration Assistant; am I mistaken?
If I simply back up my iTunes/iPhoto libraries, and copy them to the newly formatted Mac, will the iOS devices sync properly with the Mac?
Any other steps necessary?