Odd question/scenario: I am recovering from a HD crash and I decided to just manually copy over a TM backup from an external HD so that I could manually sort the files I want to keep. I copied a folder, one of the dated ones (e.g. 2012-05-10...). At first, it asked me for my admin password which I thought was odd but I thought it was because there was movement of old system files. Then I noticed things popping up in my Trash. Then an error box popped up asking me if I wanted to replace a file or not... Now that was weird. I ended up stopping the whole copy process as I was afraid somehow these files were overwriting my current OS files. I thought that the folder would just copy over like any other folder but it seems as if I am wrong. What happened when I copied over the backup folder? Thanks P.S. I am running Mountain Lion. The backup I was copying over was from Snow Leopard.