Backup files


  • Desktop
  • Documents
  • Dropbox

Application data

  • Aperture: library
  • iBooks: library
  • iTunes: library
  • LittleSnapper: 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

  • Espresso: sugars
  • Espresso: themes
  • Fireworks
  • MAMP: httpd.conf
  • SublimeText: extensions
  • SublimeText: themes
  • SublimeText: user settings
  • TextExpander

Command-line utilities

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

Save bash profiles:

open ~/.bash_profile
open ~/.zshrc

SSH keys

Save private keys:


Save config:


Web server config

Save Laravel Homestead config:

open ~/.homestead/Homestead.yaml

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)