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Feb 15, 2013 9:45 AM

how do I reinstall 10.8.2 and keeps all apps, files, music, photos ect intacked, I do have a "time machine" backup but not my programs! any help would be of mosy help.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,790 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to xsara)

    You can do a reinstall by restarting and holding down the command - R keys to boot into the Recovery volume. Another option is to restart holding down the option/alt key. A reinstall shouldn't affect any other files, but a current backup is always the best safety net.

     

    Why do you want to do a reinstall?

     

    If you have a Time Machine backup, why aren't your programs backed up?

     

    You can clone your hard drive before reinstalling.

     

    Clone  - Carbon Copy Cloner

      

    Clone  - SuperDuper


  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,790 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to xsara)

    Have you tried doing some basic maintenance?

     

    Basic Maintenance:

     

    Disk Utility

     

    Disk Utility Repair Permissions You Can Safely Ignore

                                    

    Reset NVRAM/PRAM

     

    Reset SMC

                                    

    General Maintenance Recommendations

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,790 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 4:49 PM (in response to xsara)

    Glad you got it fixed.

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