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simplymuzik3
Jun 2, 2009, 10:50 AM
okay, i have a powermac g5, and i use time machine with it. If i sell the G5 and keep the external time machine drive, can i just connect the time machine drive to my new mini and get everything back? I want to get everything back, including apps, files etc. Can i just drag everything off the external drive and copy it all to my mini? Thanks for the help!



uberamd
Jun 2, 2009, 10:53 AM
OS X has an option to restore files from a time machine backup in the Migration Assistant app (Applications->Utilities).

simplymuzik3
Jun 2, 2009, 10:58 AM
OS X has an option to restore files from a time machine backup in the Migration Assistant app (Applications->Utilities).

okay thanks :)
but will this restore my applications as well? or only files?

uberamd
Jun 2, 2009, 11:00 AM
okay thanks :)
but will this restore my applications as well? or only files?

Migration assistant transfers:

User accounts
Applications
Network and computer settings
Files
Volumes

So it should get Applications.