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New SSD - clean install or from Time Machine?

  FlyFisherJim 19:13 07 Aug 2019
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I have a Macbook Pro late 2012 with 128gb hard drive. Lacking space, I bought a Transcend JetDrive (256gb) some years ago. All data such as docs, images and music is on the JetDrive, and OS and apps on the Mac SSD. Now, I have decided to upgrade the SSD to 1 tb OWC hard drive. Should I do a clean, fresh install of OS and then just add apps and al data files, or simply use Time Machine to put everything back? Will there be loads of redundant files form old, unistalled apps etc that I really don't need on my nice new shiny SSD, or am I worrying about nothing? Of course, if I use Time Machine I don't have to worry about forgetting to back up old Outlook emails or de-activate programmes such as iTunes or Office 365 (I assume!). Will I need to leave the JetDrive in my MBP whenI re-install (Dropbox folder there at present)? Any suggestions most welcome.

  Authorcom 16:57 28 Aug 2019

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