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About to format, what to remember?

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Combat squirrel, 9 Oct 2009.

  1. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

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    As title, this weekend ill be formatting my macbook pro, all I can think of at the moment that I must remember is:

    1) Deactivate itunes, as iv only 2 'open accounts' left on it

    2) Backup light room .lcat ? file so I dont loose those settings

    3) Obviously all my files and pictures and itunes folder

    Im not wanting to 'recover' it via time machine, as frankly I want a true clean new start with snow leapord and ill just reinstall office, etc things like that.

    Anything else I must remember to do that I wont be able too after format ?
     
  2. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 230,254

    Location: In the radio shack

    You don't need to deactivate iTunes. It's quite clever and will recognise your system even after a reformat and you won't lose an activation.

    When I reformatted a while back, I had the same number of authorised computers.
     
  3. TheMagicPirate

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

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    Location: A Beer Garden in the Toon

    Internet Favourites and emails.

    I ALWAYS forget these.
     
  4. Feek

    Commissario

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    Location: In the radio shack

    That's what MobileMe and Xmarks is for ;)
     
  5. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

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    It used up one of my 'accounts' last time I did it, so doesnt work for me, ill have to deactivate it.

    Ahh yes internet favs good point, anything else ?

    EDIT: ooh the file for iweb so I can still edit my website ! which one is it again ? config file i think.

    Also just thought, my origonal macbook had ilife on it with leapord, if I clean install snow leapord can i put my old leapord disc in and install ilife only ?
     
    Last edited: 9 Oct 2009
  6. Spyhop

    Soldato

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    Keychain file.
    SSH keys if you use it.
     
  7. J1234

    Capodecina

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    Never heard of this, just installed, great idea. Thanks!
     
  8. Gas Panic!

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

    Posts: 926

    If you use up all 5 of your iTunes store accounts, you have the option of removing them all and then re-adding the ones that you want. It's very simple, so don't worry about the hassle.
     
  9. Feek

    Commissario

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    It's fantastic. I use Firefox as my browser with Xmarks to sync my bookmarks to Safari on the Mac Pro. Safari then syncs the bookmarks to the cloud via MobileMe which in turn then syncs them out to my laptop and iPhone :)
     
  10. Spyhop

    Soldato

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    It is cool - I use it at work and, combined with Synergy, you can often forget that a third monitor is in fact hooked up to a separate computer.
     
  11. BluZiff

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    Location: Reading

    address book :)