An idiots guide for an idiot (me) to use time machine!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bulldog VII, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    #1
    Hi all

    Well I surprised myself today & managed to restart my iMac & reinstall OX (If you knew me you would be impressed!)

    I was led to believe that I could just open time machine & go to the last back up & everything would go back to how my imac was??

    Clearly this is not the case, can anyone give me an idiots guide to how to get it back. I have lost all my emails via entourage & more annoyingly my email address as well

    Any help gratefully received!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    When you were going through the setup you can use Migration Assistant to restore your data from Time Machine.

    You can use Migration Assistant again or just restore your home directory.
     
  3. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Thanks for that, only 1 question how do I do that??

    Thanks
     
  4. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

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    The migration assistant should have come up at the initial boot after the reinstall. It still can be found under Applications>Utilities>Migration Assistant.

    From there follow the prompts... you should be able to to get everything back to normal from there.
     
  5. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Thanks very much.......looks easy I'm just trying to do it!!

    If you hear swearing don't be surprised!
     

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