Does time machine leave anything out ?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by whitedragon101, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    My HD is dying and apple are going to replace it tomorrow. If I restore from a time machine backup after they give me a new identical drive with a blank OS will my system be in every way like it was before ?
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Yes. Time Machine saves all your settings, data and apps.

    You won't get caches and temp files copied over; but apart form that, it should all be fine.
  3. fixerman macrumors member


    May 17, 2009
    I have just had my hard drive replaced and I don't know what I would have done without Time Machine. It restored flawlessly. Be prepared for a long wait. Overnight is best!

    My new hard drive came with Snow Leopard which was the original OS on my machine. I was advised to update to Mountain Lion, before restoring anything else, as that was the OS on the failed drive.

    Good Luck!:)
  4. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    Thanks guys. Just in case I have gone belt and braces on this. I have used a USB2 attached drive to make a second time machine backup in addition to the time capsule.

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