The crazy thing I did to fix Yosemite performance

Jeff Singleton gvibe06 at
Mon Nov 3 09:21:39 PST 2014

No...I do not keep my Applications in my home directory.

All of my application settings, preferences, configurations are kept in 
~/Library, so when I restore my home folder (including the user Library 
folder) it was intact as it was, then reinstalled the apps into 
/Applications where they belong, and everything worked restored perfectly.

I really don't understand why this is a discussion. Or why you are 
assuming I didn't do what I said I did.

This is the 5th time I have done the exact process, but only the 1st 
time due to a system boot failure.

I shared this process so that others may have the steps in case they 
wanted to cleanly wipe/restore without really much effort. Time is the 
only thing lost.

On 11/3/14 2:40 AM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Sunday November 02 2014 22:26:13 Jeff Singleton wrote:
>> This is actually something Apple does very well. When I restored
>> everything, and rebooted, every single one of my most used apps (Adium,
>> Thunderbird, Chrome, Tweetdeck) launched perfectly just like they were
>> before...without having to go through and re-setup all my accounts.
> Either you keep your applications in your home directory, or you backed up more than just $HOME, possibly using some variant/feature of the Migration Assistant.
> That might actually be a good way to do a clean install: clone your existing boot disk, do the install on clone or original (I prefer to do upgrades on an external), boot from the new OS and use the Migration Manager from there to import everything of interest from the previous boot disk.
> Rarely a lengthy extra step for me as I keep external clones for backup and maintenance purposes. :)
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