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There are many good reasons you might consider doing a clean install on your Mac. Perhaps it has gotten sluggish over the years, you may have had a hard drive replaced which necessitates the process, or you'd like to have as close to a stock operating system as possible before installing the next major release of macOS.

But performing a clean install (some call it a "nuke and pave") may seem like a daunting task, one you may be reluctant to take on. In this week's show, Allison talks about all the reasons why you might want to do it, suggests some strategies to attacking the task, and then shows the process in action. The full tutorial covers:

  • Introduction & Why?
  • When?
  • How Long Will It Take?
  • Organize Apps & Tasks with a Mind Map
  • Show Date Last Opened in Finder
  • Adding Apps to Mind Map
  • Finding Mac App Store Apps
  • Setapp Applications
  • Mind Mapping Tasks
  • Color Code Mind Map
  • Track New OS Compatibility
  • Create a Bootable Backup
  • Clone Backup Software
  • SuperDuper! Demo
  • About the T2 Chip
  • Erase Your Drive
  • Welcome Screen After Reinstall
  • Migrating Your Data Back
  • Reinstall Applications
  • Save Your Backup in Cold Storage

Show Links:

SuperDuper! - Shirt-Pocket

Carbon Copy Cloner - Bombich

How to see which installed apps are from the Mac App Store using the Terminal - OSXDaily

Terminal command from the osxdaily article above: find /Applications -path '*Contents/_MASReceipt/receipt' -maxdepth 4 -print |\sed 's#.app/Contents/_MASReceipt/receipt#.app#g; s#/Applications/##'

How to erase a disk for Mac - Apple Support

How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery - Apple Support

How to access Startup Security Utility - Apple Support

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