I recently did a fresh Lion install after burning the installer to disk, and then browsed my TimeMachine backup and 'restored' most of the folders in my home folder, mainly: Picture Music Movies Documents And then manually went into the Library folder and restored these folders: Mail Keychains But then I noticed that the permissions seemed a bit screwed up (first one kept saying 'searching....'), so had to 'Reset Home Directory Permissions and ACLs' as per this link. And then manually installed the programs I use. Anyway, my question is.... did I mess up and do it the wrong way? Is there a better way to do a fresh install? I don't want to do a migrate, as I really would like a fresh install with just my important files copied over.. which I thought I had done until I ran into the permissions problem, hence thinking perhaps there's a better way? While everything seems to be working ok now - I just want to be sure (as I'm hoping to get an SSD and so will do another fresh Lion install).