Did a clean SL reinstall - How to retrieve certain backup files from external HDD?

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  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    Please help.

    I ran a Time Machine backup before I did my clean install to Snow Leopard. However I am not sure how I can retrieve my key chain (is that what they call it in English? It's the file that contains log-in information and stuff that I wanted my Mac to remember). Where on my TM backup file is it located?


    Also, I have other stuff like the Documents folder and the iTunes folder that should be on the Time Capsule backup. How do I take these folders and replace the new, clean folders? Can I just drag them out from the Time Machine backup and onto my clean Mac where they were located prior to the reinstall? I would try myself right now, but I am at work until late tonight, and if I am wrong in how to do this I hope yall can help me during the day so I will know exactly what to do when I get home :) Pretty eager to get this right ASAP - I've been wanting to reinstall my Mac for a year or two now, but never did it because of the hassle of getting the files I wanted back (mainly iTunes stuff; playlists, artwork, manually edited track information and so on but also this keychain that contains so many passwords and stuff I can't remember myself)

    Thanks!!
     
  2. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I also have my address book on the external hard drive but I can't replace the new, clean address book with this old one? How do I add all of my old contacts to the new book (or just replace the new book with the old one from my external HDD?)

    Please help
     
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  5. jbzoom macrumors newbie

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    Use the migration tools as if you were moving to a new mac.
     
  6. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got it, thanks. Where do I find the keychain though? I cannot find it when I search on "keychain" or on the Danish word for keychain either.
     

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