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October 15, 2012 2:59 PM Subscribe
How do I "start over" with my Macbook Pro without reinstalling the OS?
posted by mingodingo to Technology (6 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
So, I guess I've been pretty hard on my Macbook -- lots of downloads and duplicates all over the place, very little space on the hard drive -- it's a mess. A REALLY SLOW mess. I've tried to go through manually and delete files, but I don't know what all of them are and don't want to cause more problems.
I've thought about trying to fix it by just backing up the hard drive and then wiping it clean, but I'm not sure how to best go about this. Complicating things further is the fact that I cannot find my Snow Leopard OS disks.
Is there a way to wipe my Macbook clean and make it fast and happy again without having to uninstall / reinstall the OS? If so, can you take me through the steps?