could i format then use time machine to retrieve only the apps i want?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Trance, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    i want to format my computer clean for a fresh start but i have some apps i don't have the installers to.
    could i format my mac enter time machine and retrieve those apps only?

    if not is there anyway i could save the apps to my external without the installers?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You can choose to restore the Applications folder via the Setup or Migration Assistant, and if you have to restore the complete Applications folder, you can later uninstall the applications you don't want anymore.
    Btw, what applications are you talking about?
  3. Trance thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    Rosetta stone with 3 languages, I don't have a backup.

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