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karansaraf
Mar 26, 2013, 11:22 AM
I'm buying a retina MBP (with ML obviously).

I currently have a 2011 MBP with Lion and have TimeMachine backups from that.

Can I backup all my files and folders/settings from my Lion TM backups to Mountain Lion or is that not possible (will it revert to Lion on the retina MBP)?



karansaraf
Mar 30, 2013, 12:00 PM
Bump

cal6n
Mar 30, 2013, 01:03 PM
That shouldn't be a problem. IIRC, the migration assistant will walk you through it on first boot.

karansaraf
Apr 2, 2013, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the help!

Will the migration assistant only backup my files/folders etc. or will it also restore all installed apps/programs I had as well?

I'm guessing only files/folders and I will have to re-install apps?

Weaselboy
Apr 3, 2013, 11:45 AM
Thanks for the help!

Will the migration assistant only backup my files/folders etc. or will it also restore all installed apps/programs I had as well?

I'm guessing only files/folders and I will have to re-install apps?

It will move everything including all your data and apps. Only issue is some apps, particularly MS and Adobe apps, will require you to reenter the registration serial numbers afterward... but the app will be there.