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Mac 911: Why is my Mac full of a million tiny files?

Glenn Fleishman | March 16, 2015
Last time, I talked about the "dark matter" of your iOS devices and OS X systems: stuff that seems to occupy space without offering up information about why. In this Mac 911, I'll answer more questions about storage and backup.

With Migration Assistant, however, which you can launch on a computer after you've reinstalled and updated OS X, you can select certain sets of data to reimport, and can omit all your settings.

Another option, is to use the aforementioned SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner to back up a volume, or software/service combinations like Backblaze or Crashplan to specific files or folders. Then you can more easily pick and choose what to restore.

 

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