Backup files


  • Desktop
  • Documents
  • Dropbox

Application data

  • Aperture: library
  • iBooks: library
  • iTunes: library
  • LittleSnapper (Ember): library
  • MAMP: MySQL database dumps
  • MAMP: MySQL config /Applications/MAMP/conf/my.cnf
  • MAMP: PHP config /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.5.3/conf/php.ini
  • MAMP: virtual host files
  • TextExpander: library


cd ~/Library/FontCollections
cd ~/Library/Fonts


Check /Applications versus Mac apps list.

App settings

  • aText / TextExpander
  • MAMP: httpd.conf

Command-line utilities

Check /usr/local/bin versus Mac apps list.

Save bash profiles:

open ~/.bash_profile
open ~/.zshrc

Hidden configuration

Composer authentication

Save config:


SSH keys

Save private keys:


Save config:


Web server config

Save environment config:

  • Homestead ~/.homestead/Homestead.yaml
  • Valet ~/.valet

Save virtual host config:

cat /etc/hosts


  1. Sync to Dropbox
  2. Sync to Evernote
  3. De-authorize Apple IDs
  4. Format hard disk (point of no return)