OS X :: How To Properly Archive And Install Snow Leopard

May 22, 2010

Im a little confused about doing an Archive and Install in SL. There is not an option to do this like there was in Tiger. I spoke to Apple Care and was told to click on Install Mac OS X icon on the install disk for an Archive and Install. After reading some old posts on this subject, this method seem questionable.

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OS X :: Archive & Install With Snow Leopard?

Aug 31, 2009

I was just talking to a Mac friend of mine and he said that he thinks it won't be possible to do an archive and install using snow leopard. Does anyone have any information about that. He said that because it made no mention of archive and install on the dvd disk. Now he has me wondering. Is he right or wrong?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Archive And Install Missing?

Nov 16, 2009

Is this feature no longer part of the OS? This, combined with the ability to save user prefs has been a lifesaver in previous OS versions.

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OS X :: Archive And Install Reformat - Not Possible Under Snow Leopard?

Jul 3, 2010

So here is my question, I have lots of stuff on my Mac that I really want to keep, so it would be backup first. I would then like to do an Archive and Install Reformat but I believe this is not possible under Snow Leopard. What is my best choice to do a completely clean reinstall of Snow Leopard ?

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OS X :: Will Archive And Install Delete Microsoft Office On Leopard

Aug 26, 2010

Because I installed Microsoft Office 2004 from my friend's disk, I do not have the actual disk for installation. So, if I were to do an archive and install of leopard on my macbook, would microsoft office be deleted?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Archive Messages In Mail 4.5?

Jun 23, 2012

My MacBook runs Mail 4.5.  I use it to access my work email, which is through Outlook.  I can't find a way to archive messages.  A friend of mine has a newer version of Mail, and she has the option to archive, so I'm not sure what's going on

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Leopard Archive & Install Leopard?

Oct 14, 2009

i kno i might be late with this...but i am just trying to upgrade from Tiger on my old G5 Tower...But when i put the Leopard disk into my tower it doesnt let me archive & install...has anyone had this prob.?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can Download To Previous Snow Leopard By Using A SL Disk To Perform An Archive And Reinstall

Feb 8, 2012

Lion is just too much for me. Can I download to my previous Snow Leopard by using a SL disk to perform an archive and reinstall? Will this keep my files, folders, programs, and settings intact?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Trackpad Won't Allow To Scroll Properly?

Jun 21, 2012

My trackpad won't allow me to scroll properly, it moves on its own, opens random files, and creates folders on my desktop. I have tried cleaning my trackpad, but it is still not working properly. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: External Monitor Not Working Properly With Snow Leopard

Jan 17, 2010

Recently I installed the Snow Leopard OS on my Macbook Pro, previously I had 10.5 installed. However, now when I connect my Macbook to my flatscreen TV (Panasonic Plasma), using a mini display port cable to an HDMI cable, there's a black border around the edges of the picture. Before the Snow Leopard upgrade I was able to view the entire screen area of the Plasma TV, without any borders. The only thing I've done differently since then is install Snow Leopard. Does anyone know how I can fill the screen with image without using the zoom option on the TV screen, as the zoom cuts off some image at the top and bottom?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder Not Accepting File Transfer Properly

Mar 14, 2012

Simple, I have a file on the desktop and I want to copy it to a folder in my external drive. 

The Problem Instead of pasting the file in the selected folder it is pasting it in the root directory. It does this with my external drive as well as my internal mac drive. Never have seen this before.

iMac 27, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.8Ghz Intel Quad Core i7 / 8GB / 1TB

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Why Doesn't Copy Paste Work Properly

Jun 28, 2012

In snow leopard when I copy something and then paste it, it pastes what I had copied previously, not the most recent copy. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard And Time Machine - Progress Counter Not Working Properly

Oct 3, 2009

I've searched the web and the forums but I do not find anything that matches my problem, here it is. I'm using 1 Time machine drive (WD My Passport Studio 500 GB FW 800 for Mac) for my two machines, MacBook Pro (June 09, upgraded from Leopard with Snow Leopard Up to date disc) and my MacBook white (Late 2007, upgraded from Leopard with Snow Leopard retail disc). On my MacBook white, when I plug in the TM drive via USB, and when I click on the TM icon in the menubar, it says "Calculating changes (or similar)... (1, 2, 3, and so on %) until 100 % and the backup works just fine. But when I plug my TM drive onto my MacBook Pro (via FW), it says "Calculating changes... 1%" and it remains stuck on those 1%, but then after a while starts the backup properly.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Time Machine Exhibiting Several Odd Behaviors, Not Working Properly?

May 16, 2012

I recently had my HDD replaced after a failure, and reinstalled 10.6.8 using Carbon Copy Cloner. The new drive came from Apple, and had 10.5.8 pre-installed (the OS that my late 2008 MBP came with), but CCC did what seemed to me to be an excellent job restoring. The clone was right at about two weeks prior to the old HDD failure, so once I cloned over, I only had to sync up with Dropbox, and manually move a handful of files (really from just a couple of folders for work) for things to be just as they were leading up to the failure. Here's what's happened (roughly) over the past week with TM:

1. Slow backups. Slow as in 1-2 KB/minute. This all starts with TM "calculating changes" which means about 20 minutes of crawling through and re-indexing(?) directories to look for changes. This happens each time.

2. Backups come in successive pairs. Time Machine Buddy shows this. One backup ends, having copied ~277,000 files (not a typo), then a second one begins immediately after, copies ~255,000 files (also not a typo), then either thins and/or deletes expired files.

3. #2 happens over the course of 2 1/2 hours, reliably.

4. After #2, the next backup comes about 2 hours later, starting all over again. Mere KB take the full 2 1/2 hours.

5. After each of the last backups, I have MORE space reported as available on the external drive. It seems to randomly delete backups from roughly 1 month ago.  

Here's what I have tried:

1. Delete the TM prefs file in my user folder (not /)

2. Repaired the disk - things were very screwed up, with links needing repair all over the place. Thought this would solve things, but it didn't.

3. Hid the external from Spotlight's indexing

4. Deleted backups (via the TM interface -> "delete backups" option, NOT manually) after disk repair, in the event/hopes that initial backups following the new HDD replacement were bad.

5. Repaired permissions, etc.

6. Console doesn't throw what appear to be any errors. Just shows the successive backups mentioned above, the hundreds of thousands of files copied, and that TM deleted something each time.  

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Snow Leopard Install Disk Works In IMac But Not In MacBook Pro?

Mar 31, 2012

I have a Snow Leopard Install Disk for the 13-inch Macbook Pro model.I also have a 21-inch iMac. I have OS X Lion installed on both. I have Snow Leopard installed as a partition on my Macbook Pro, which I installed via the install disk. I want to do the same thing for my iMac but I am unable due to (seemingly) my install disk is for a Macbook Pro and not for an iMac.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Archive & Install Or Erase & Install + TM Restore?

Dec 22, 2008

Long story short: I've been having some issues with Leopard (and it looks like it was probably my fault for simply choosing the "Upgrade" option when I moved up from Tiger), and so now I'm looking into a clean install Leopard, which according to all other indications should fix my problem. Now, my initial reaction was to go with the "Archive and Install" option, but since I've been reading more about what people have to say, I'm starting to wonder if I should just choose "Erase and Install", and then restore from Time Machine instead? ...or is there really even a significant difference in the end?

I would like to keep everything as intact as possible, which makes me think Time Machine would be better, but then at the same time I've read stories about people having difficulties with restoring from Time Machine, and losing certain applications/preferences, etc... but sometimes they say it works just fine. So I don't know. But I'd like to get some second opinions before moving forward too quickly and then possibly regretting my decision later.

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OS X :: SL Upgrade VS Clean Install VS Archive And Install?

Aug 25, 2009

I have many questions but few clear answers. What would be the benefits of doing a clean install vs. an upgrade? I have an iMac 8,1 which supposedly is eligible for a 64 bit kernel. Would I have to do a clean install or an "archive and install" to get the 64bit kernel? Also, can someone explain to me exactly what an "archive and install" is/does? From the name, I'd assume it would back up your HDD to an external storage unit, then do a clean install, but I'm probably way wrong.

One more question. If I so happen to choose to do a clean install, would Time Machine be an adequate way to restore all my data after the update? Any help or answers to any of the above questions would truly make my day. You will also be rewarded $1,000,000,000 in Happy FunTime money.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Software Update After Snow Leopard Clean Install

Jul 3, 2012

Today I performed a clean install of Snow Leopard on my late 2009 Mac Mini. After completing the installation, I began running software update to bring everything up-to-date.While software update did find and install a number of updates (10.6.8v1.1 Combo update, Security Update 2012-002, Apple Software Installer Update, iLife Support 9.0.4, Remote Desktop Client Update 3.5.3, Airport Utility, Java, Safari) it did not find an update for iTunes (which starts at version 9.x, I believe, in a SL clean install).I assumed that this was some sort of random glitch and manually downloaded and installed iTunes 10.6.3.After that, I re-installed iLife '11 (from a retail DVD, not the App Store).When I ran Software Update again, it found updates for Garage Band, iDVD, and iWeb, but it did not show the updates for iPhoto and iMovie.I found this to be unnerving, as I performed a clean install when I first obtained this Mini a few months ago and didn't experience any of these problems - all of my Apple software updated automatically through Software Update without a hitch.

I began researching this problem online and found that other people have been experiencing this same problem (or some variation of it), and it seems like it began appearing around the time Apple updated some of its security certificates in March.In particular, I've found several references to the missing iPhoto update.This one is especially noticeable because an iPhoto library created in iPhoto 9.2.3 will not open in iPhoto 9.0, and this generates an error upon opening the program (i.e., a user backs up their iPhoto library created in 9.2.3, performs a SL clean install, reinstalls iLife, goes through the Software Update process until it shows that no more updates are available, and are shocked to find that they are unable to open their backed up iPhoto library because they have an out of date version of iPhoto).The most common (and admittedly logical) solution proposed in the threads I've read is to download any necessary updates directly from the Apple website. However, I am curious as to why this previously functional feature now appears to be broken.Has anyone else been struggling with this?  Does it indeed have something to do with the new security certificates? Is Apple aware of the problem?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: After Clean Install Snow Leopard, Can't Install Bundled Application (ilife)?

Apr 2, 2012

This is the first time i reinstalled(clean install) my snow leopard on my MBP. All went fine but then i inserted the disc for bundled application (which contains the ilife apps) but it keeps failing. 

It says that "the installation failed. the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. contact the software manufacturer for assistance". 

I've also done my research on this matter. I've gone thru a few steps i tried as below without success: 

1)normal install - fail

2)repair permission - fail

3)install in safe mode - fail

4) install using another admin acc - fail

5) made an image out of the disc and install - fail

6) used a similar disc(my dad's since we have identical version) - fai

7)updated my system and install - fail

8) reinstall the mac - fail 

i cant think of any other solution as im a bit noob when it comes to mac. is there any other things i could try before taking it Apple?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Upgrade To Snow Leopard Or Install Snow Leopard?

Oct 4, 2010

I'm currently using a MBP 13 inch and am running Leopard on it.

I just bought a copy of snow leopard today but i don't know if I should do a direct upgrade from leopard to snow leopard, or wipe my MBP and do a fresh install so i have snow leopard on a clean slate.

Have any of you tried the second option before? Or do any of you have advice on which path I should take?

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IMac :: Unable To Install Clean Snow Leopard / Instructions To Install On Internal Drive?

Dec 20, 2009

The internal hard drive on my early 2009 iMac is being replaced but I have to reinstall Snow Leopard myself.I did search in MRoogle and at Apple and cannot seem to find instructions on how to perform a clean Snow Leopard install on an iMac internal HD.

Can I do this? And if so how? Or do you think I should try and install Leopard on the existing Hd in the iMac? I still have these discs but have to get the SL applications install disc out of my drive (it's stuck and the iMac won't boot past the blue screen).

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Fresh Install Leaves Locked Folder At Top Level (Mac OS X Install Data)?

Jun 5, 2012

I jsut did a fresh install.  wanted to use my SL DVD but the MBP i5 refused to star with it so I used the original DVD (10.5) and upgraded with the SL DVD to 10.6.  However after the initial SL Installation, it tried from the SL DVD and this failed.  I did a manual restart, starting from the HD and everything ran fine.  however today I note there is a locked file on the HD named Mac OS X Install Data.  It contains 181 .pkg files.Now I suppose this should have been moved or deleted as part of the install process.  Can I move them to a file where they belong? 

MBP, MM, MBP - 10.6 + Windooz XP on a hard partition

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OS X :: Archive And Install 10.3 To 10. 4

Sep 14, 2009

I'm going to upgrade my OS from Panther to Tiger. With "Archive and install" does it compress the old system before putting it in the Bibliotech. I'm worried that I won't have enough space left on my HD to hold the two systems. For the moment I have about 8.5 GB of free space with no app's running.(after a reboot) Or can I archive the old system to my ext. HD ( How) I'm not planning to install " other languages" or "other Printers" with the Tiger install.

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OS X :: Which One Is Better - Install/Archive Or Clean Install?

Aug 13, 2009

I'm a newbie, forgive my question but I just did an Install and Archive yesterday, but I don't know if I really should be doing a CLEAN INSTALL...

FACTS - I have an MB403LL/A (2.4GHz C2D, 2008 Early Peryn) which I use to make music with ProTools 8 LE and Reason 4.0.

- Upgraded RAM from Corsair to OWC RAM (4GB)

- Before the Install & Archive yesterday I was experiencing problems with Safari freezing up and not being able to relaunch. I believe this was due to the RAM, hence, I bought new and better RAM.

- I could not boot up my MacBook one morning, so I trouble-shot it and the only thing I could do was Re-Install the OS X.

- I did the Install & Archive with the OEM Samsung RAM and put in the OWC RAM AFTER that.

QUESTIONS - I would like to really have a fresh install of everything but not sure if there is much difference between the Clean Install and the Archive and Install? (I would just move the files I need to my external HD)

- With the Clean Install - will I be bringing my MacBook back to where it was fresh from the factory?

Should I buy the AppleCare for it? I was thinking of upgrading but there is not much difference in performance to what I have... 2.4 C2D at 4GB RAM...

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MacBook Pro :: New Snow Leopard Install Vs Factory Install

Jul 14, 2010

Did a search through here but couldn't find anything concrete. What are the differences between a fresh Snow Leopard install and a factory Snow Leopard install? I ask because I bought an Intel SSD and don't know if I should bother cloning the hard drive that will come with my new 15" MBP or I should just install a fresh copy from a Snow Leopard install disc. I'm aware macs come with next to no junk pre-installed, but are there some factory settings that are worth preserving if they aren't documented well?

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MacBook Pro :: Install Snow Leopard But It Can't Install And Eject

Sep 4, 2014

I tried to install Snow Leopard on my MacBookPro but it cannot install and cannot be ejected. I need to eject. 

The reason for this is a long story. My logic board was replaced and my Mac was wiped clean. I am not trying to recover from back up but could not figure out the next step after the recovery finished. So I tried to install OSX from the disk that came with my Mac. Probably not the right corrective action.  

I need to remove the Snow Leopard DVD and finish my recovery.

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OS X :: Deleting An Old Archive & Install?

Feb 4, 2009

I upgraded my powerbook to leopard about a year ago using Archive & Install. I just read that deleting your old archive is a good way to free up space, provided your machine is running well. I haven't had any problems. Has anybody done this that can provide any advice for or against deleting the folder?

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OS X :: Archive / Install On Macbook Pro?

Jun 13, 2009

I recently did a archive/install on my macbookpro. I was wondering what are some good things to do after this task is done. I've already installed all the updates. I repaired permissions and for some reason errors are still being found?

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OS X :: Did Archive / Install - Errors In Log?

Jun 19, 2009

Repairing permissions is still coming up with errors in the log?? I thought after doing this, would give me a clean OS?? I'm so confused.

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Power Mac G5 :: What To Do After Archive And Clean Install

Dec 13, 2007

I had to re-install 10.3 on my G5 after the hard drive icon icon disappeared from my desktop and the finder froze. Its back to normal now after I did a clean install of 10.3, choosing the archive and install option. What should be my next step? How do I get all my stuff in the 'previous system' folder (my music, photos, etc.) to the main account? Can I somehow log in my old account with all my stuff and delete the new one I had to make? What's the easiest way to do this?

G5 1.8 Ghz
Mac OS X (10.3.x)

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