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

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    #1
    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

    Caleb531

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    #2
    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 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Location:
    Columbus
    #3
    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

    SpaceKitty

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Location:
    Fort Collins Colorado
    #4
    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!
     

Share This Page