Mac Pro :: Reinstall The OS Without Destroying All Installed Apps

Mar 28, 2012

I am having several problems all started when I migrated from my old Mac Pro to my new one, I would like to re-install the OS so it is clean, but I don't waant to loose all my Apps. 

If I use the re-install through the front button double press will this overwright everything? 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Feb 28, 2010

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Apr 6, 2012

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Apr 28, 2012

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Sep 5, 2009

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Sep 17, 2010

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Mar 13, 2012

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Mar 23, 2012

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Mar 26, 2012

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Mar 29, 2012

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Feb 27, 2012

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Apr 13, 2012

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Jan 22, 2009

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May 11, 2009

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Just after the installation, I noticed that every single folder or program that depends on "Apple", stopped working. 

Examples: Office package opens normally, so as Firefox. But, IPhoto, ITunes, Safari and App Store itself do not.

When trying to reinstall Yosemite or return to the one I had before, using App Store became impossible. Even the "Apple Icon" on the top left corner does not work. I click, it flashes, just IF it was ready to open, but nothing happens, seams that have something stopping the "loading process" of the software.

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Dec 5, 2010

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My MBP is partitioned 25%Mac & 75%XP with bootcamp and I have the old drive in a enclosure connected with a firewire. So all of old files are on the external drive now.

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Jan 18, 2009

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Mar 7, 2012

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May 30, 2012

Under purchases I'm getting "you have not purchased any apps." Under Itunes in the Cloud all my apps are listed as hidden but when I click "view hidden purchases" it says I do not have any hidden purchases. I have three Macs and all are experiencing the same issue so this is an account problem and not a computer software problem. The funny thing is that it's still recognizing updates.Yes, I've tried signing out and back in to view my account with no luck. The only thing I did weird last night was I disabled the Itunes store and automatic downloading on one computer. This morning when I had the above problem I put all the settings back. 

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Feb 21, 2009

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Oct 12, 2009

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Dec 18, 2009

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