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    Sep 04, 2011
    Installed OSX on wrong hard drive
    I was running 10.4 and upgraded to 10.5.4 but i accidentally installed it on my 2nd internal hard drive.

    None of the programs on my original boot drive work now. And things like my bookmarks and itunes library were not transferred over.

    the old user is now on my original boot drive and a new user was created and installed on my 2nd hard drive.

    hope that makes sense. this is a little over my head as far as how to proceed. i don't think it matter which internal drive the os is on, but like i said all my old programs were installed on the OTHER drive and now don't work.

    If reinstall os on my 1st drive will that mess anything up? or how do proceed?


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Can't you just reinstall it again, but this time to the first hard drive? I don't see why it wouldn't work. To be on the safe side, make a backup first. After you get it installed correctly, wipe the second hard drive and use for whatever else you desire - or you could just leave it that way.

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    Sep 04, 2011
    yeah, i that's what i was going to do but i wanted to get some input on if that would work. i got in touch with a friend who knows more about this and he verified that would work.

    thanks for the response!

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