First time using time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JSmoove05, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    I just used time machine to back up my old imac because im getting a new one soon. I was wondering when I go to access that old information on the hard drive how does it work. Do i have to restore all that information on the computer or I can just go and pick the stuff I wanna restore to the new computer and the rest I can delete at any time or does it all have to be put on the new imac?
     
  2. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    Any external drive you use with Time Machine is still an external drive. You can still access the data on it like you would any other drive: just plug it into the new Mac
     
  3. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    Run the Migration Assistant on your new Mac, and it will allow you to selectively restore what you want.
     

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