Complete Re-Install - what happens to time machine?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sheza, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Sheza macrumors 65816

    Sheza

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I am looking to completely reset my MacBook to start over. I have a set of Time Machine back ups but my intention is to use them to transfer files over, not to restore through Time Machine. So when I re-install - what happens to the Time Machine drive? When I go to set up Time Machine on the new installation, what will happen to the backups from my previous installation?

    Thanks
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #2
    Read the blog post at Pondi.org. It has what happens during the new setup.
     

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