I have just bought a new Mac, and as I haven't done a clean install for several years I want to do a clean install of High Sierra (especially as it has a new file system.) I don't want to do either a full Time Machine Restore or to import my old programs and files, I want a 100% fresh install. I have around 300GB of personal files in my Documents folder. Is it safe for me to browse to the "Latest" folder on my Time Machine drive and simply drag-and-drop those files on to my new Mac? I'm worried that Time Machine back ups have weird permissions or something. I could copy the files to an external HD first and then copy over, but that will take hours and seeing as they're already all there in Time Machine, it seems like a quicker option providing there are no side effects. Note - I realise the 'new' install will not carry on from my existing Time Machine back ups.