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say i have an app (iPhoto / iMovie) installed on Mac and want to do a complete format & restore --don't have the DVD/CD since the seller lost all his DVD/CD's, is there a way to copy these apps before format and re-install after wards ?

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Sure if you back them up to an external HDD. After the system re-install, you can use Migration Assistant to move those essential files/apps back onto your Mac.

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can I put it on a cd/DVD ? I have no external hdd..

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You could but I suggest you go get an ex-hdd as you will need one to implement your back-up plan. You do have a back-up plan don't you ? If not then before you do anything I suggest you follow and read the links below.

Apple - Mac OS X - What is Mac OS X - Time Machine

ATPM 15.03 - How To: Time Travel: Introduction to Time Machine

Carbon Copy Cloner - Home

SuperDuper!

Backups, Backups, Backups.

The last link is great and does include the 1st 4 links but just incase I included them.

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