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    Saving Apps
    Hi ..
    I have a macbook pro, im going to restore the system ( format it ), before doing that i transferred all my files and folders.
    My question is how to save all my mac Apps so i can re-install them again after formatting my Macbook, since i don't want to lose all my apps .


    Thanks

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    The big question is why are you going to format it? This ain't Windows and the need to format and do a fresh install is an extreme and rarely needed fix for any issue.

    Having said that, if you have not created a backup using Time Machine, SuperDuper! or CarbonCopyCloner; I'd suggest you do that before you begin.

    The method for then restoring will be dependent on which method of backup you elect to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    The big question is why are you going to format it? This ain't Windows and the need to format and do a fresh install is an extreme and rarely needed fix for any issue.

    Having said that, if you have not created a backup using Time Machine, SuperDuper! or CarbonCopyCloner; I'd suggest you do that before you begin.

    The method for then restoring will be dependent on which method of backup you elect to use.
    Thanks for your reply, lets say i dont want to do a full backup, only the Apps, is there a way, in case i deleted an app and want it back .

    Thanks,,

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