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CHOOSING WHICH FOLDERS TO MANUALLY BACK UP

This document contains a list of folders and data to be manually backed up prior to re-imaging a machine with OS X Snow Leopard or prior to receiving a new computer.

For a more complete backup, use Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable back up image of the hard drive. After the upgrade has been completed, you can use these images to restore data.

The following items should backed up:

/Users/Username/Desktop/

/Users/Username/Documents/

/Users/Username/Downloads

/Users/Username/Dropbox/ (optional)

/Users/Username/Movies/

/Users/Username/Music/

/Users/Username/Pictures/

/Users/Username/Public/ (probably empty)

/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/ (special;/custom/personal/Apps)

/Users/Username/Library/Mail

/Users/Username/Library/Mail Downloads (optional)

/Users/Username/Library/Safari

/Users/Username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist

/Users/Username/Library/Preferences/others?

/Users/Username/Library/others?

To back up iCal:

Open iCal

Select Export from the File menu and choose iCal Archive

Save the archive to a network drive

To back up Address Book:

Open Address Book

Select Export from the File menu and choose Address Book Archive

Save the archive to a network drive

To save Bookmarks in Firefox:

Select Organize Bookmarks from the Bookmarks menu

Click on the Star menu and select Export html...

Export the html file to a network drive

To save Bookmarks from Safari:

Select Export Bookmarks from the file menu

Save the exported bookmarks to a network drive

To save sites in Dreamweaver:

Open Dreamweaver and select Manage Sites

Select a site and click Export

Click Back up my settings and then click OK

Name your site and then save to a backup location

 

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