What's the least painful way to reinstall Manjaro and get back all the settings?

I am not sure this is the correct place but here goes. I wish to reformat my hard drive; reinstall Manjaro and get back all the setting I have in KDE. Whats the lease painful way.

If you have your /home in a separate partition:

  • don’t format that partition,
  • Format your / and re-install whatever you need there
  • then just mount the unformatted /home in your new installation.

Otherwise, you have to:

  • back up all of your configs/documents from /home
  • Restore them to the new installation.
    • ensure you split / and /home when re-installing.

What @realmain said and for your re-install, before you wipe your /, do a:

pamac list > /tmp/MyPackages.txt

to get all currently installed packages as a reminder to what to reinstall (or not) and don’t forget to save that file to a USB stick before you reformat your /! :grin: )


P.S. Also read this:

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