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Before doing the  clean install of Mavericks, I would like to download it onto a USB flash drive.     I read that the Mavericks file size is 5.3GB; my (blank) USB drive is 8GB (DiskUtility says it’s just under 8GB).  However, when I try to copy it onto the drive, I’m told Mavericks needs 1.26GB more space.   What am I doing wrong?  Why does M require more than 9GB if it’s only 5.3GB? What can I do to make it fit? 
I've been having many problems with Mavericks. I need to do a clean install and don't want to have the same problems I have now; therefore, I want to eliminate as many possible trouble makers as possible.  Since I don't know what they are, I'll reintroduce them later, maybe one at a time. If you know of a better way, I'd appreciate your suggestions.
Thanks,  KoSH,   I had used Time Machine in the past, but when I had a meltdown awhile back, Time Machine backups were nowhere to be found.  They reappeared when I "upgraded" to Mavericks. I'm going to trust it again but with fingers crossed.     Options is good as far as it goes but cumbersome at best.   I would still like to know what other AI members are using.  Is CCC the best for backing up specific files or not?  What is?  I still need to 'pick and choose'...
I'm probably asking in vain, but is it possible to pick and choose selected files to back up in Time Machine?  Does anyone else have a favorite back up system? Will it back up selected files?
I’m interested in finding a good - better - best back up app. I’m currently using Superduper, but I need one now that would let me pick and choose specific files to copy.     Carbon Copy Cloner will do that, but my older copy doesn’t work with Mavericks. I’m planning to buy the latest version which is said to work with Mavericks.    I’d like to know what other AI members are using and if anyone has found a better app or method than CCC.   Thanks
Thanks for all of your suggestions for ‘fixing’ Mavericks, but Muppetry is right. I need to do a clean install —- before I lose what little sanity I have left. I’ve wasted far too much time trying to fix too many problems. Better to start over from scratch.   Before I do a clean install, I’ve been doing some ‘house cleaning’. I’m getting rid of stuff and trying to streamline document files, etc.  Not being able to Drag & Drop within the internal HDD makes the task much...
Preview seems to work better. I was able to add text to several .jpg's without a problem.   Drag and drop is still flaky and works only intermittently - especially trying to D&D URL's doesn't always work.   Trying to email GIF's doesn't work as before. They turn into TIFF's now and won't animate. They also turn into TIFF's when I try to download them.   Track Pad seems to be working better.     All this is in safe mode.  I haven't tried exiting safe mode, but I will...
Just as an example, I’ll open a .jpg and add text or something to it with Preview, and it may work. Then I’ll open another .jpg and try to make a change and it won’t work.  If I Force Quit Preview and re-open, it may or may not work on that second .jpg.   I didn’t do a clean install, so maybe there is a conflict with something else as Muppetry suggested.  I will try a clean install later, but I’m not sure how to do that. As I’ve read about clean installs, I tried to...
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