Is Mountain Lion time machine backup compatible with Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by konradphoto, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. konradphoto macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2012
    I'm considering downgrading from Mountain Lion back to Snow Leopard and I would like to do a clean install of Snow Leopard and use the backed-up data from Mountain Lion to restore everything on Snow Leopard.

    Does anyone of you know if the Mountain Lion Time Machine backup is compatible with Snow Leopard?

  2. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Jun 26, 2012
    From what I've seen from other posters on here, ML TM backups don't appear to be compatible with SL. Hopefully someone can come in and deny/verify this.
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Sorry if this is a noob question but I upgraded to ML from SL yesterday and want to know if my Snow Leopard backups are compatible.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If you mean can you access a Time Machine backup made with Snow Leopard in Mountain Lion... yes.

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