Do I have exactly the same after restoring from TimeMachine?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marcin0903, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. marcin0903 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009
    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)...?
  2. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    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).
  3. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    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.
  4. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    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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