I had the harddrive replaced in my iMac. Was advised to do a full time-machine save first; I have two copies on separate disks. Got 'new' machine back from apple. At home, restore from timemachine wouldn't work. Apple genius' suggested making sure I had the latest OS. Still didn't work. Third trip to store, apple Genuis' suggested I makes sure I have all the App installed that I previously had. This confuses me because I had thought the Time Machine was essentially an 'image' that I'd select and then be able to restore entire drive - apps and data. Apple won't help - they don't want to take responsibility for anything involving my data - gee thanks. You already pull and probably destroyed the drive where I had all my data! Looking for advice: #1 - am I missing something with the proper use of time machine? #2 - should I give up on Time machine - and if so, can I then manually find and copy files from the time-machine back-up? Thanks!