Do I have exactly the same after restoring from TimeMachine?

marcin0903

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Hi I am just restoring my iMac from TimeMachine (MyBook World Edition, btw. it is really sllllooooow..), and I am wondering if after restore I would have exactly the same, I mean icons in dock, shortcuts, settings, time machine config (including access to previous back ups and its single files)...?
 

Caleb531

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It should; every one of the examples you mentioned rely on are saved in files which TM backs up (unless you excluded a containing folder).
 

Xavier

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Although I have never needed to do a Time Machine restore yet (knock on wood), it should restore all your files and settings to that of the date of the backup.
 

SpaceKitty

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Yes, Time Machine will restore everything perfectly just as it was before.

A few weeks ago, I restored my MBP using the disk that came with the computer. I decided that I wanted to restore all my files and settings from an iMac that I sold back in December. I was able to restore everything from apps like Photoshop and everything I had downloaded during the time I owned the imac. Even files I had in the trash can were still there that I didn't empty yet.

Try it, it works great!
 
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