Leopard clean install from Time Machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hamsterburger, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. hamsterburger macrumors member

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    Hi guys

    I'm gonna reformat my OS. Itunes keeps crashing, plus the machine is generally messy and unstable. Here's my plan:

    1 Re-install Leopard. Now i Have a clean spanking new install.

    2 Restore my files from my Time Machine disk.

    Is this the best way to do stuff? Will this result in just my music and documents being restored, or will my old system files replace the ones the new install just made? Will i have to backup my bookmarks and email manually in addition to making a Time Machine backup?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Here's what you do. Do an erase and install after you've performed a TM backup. On your first boot you can choose what parts of your backup you want to put back; basically everything but the system files.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ yeh use Migration Assitant. if you restore a backup using "Restore from Time Machine" on the isntall DVD is restores everything so the OS and your files.
     
  4. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    ^
    No it doesn't. I'm talking about the first time you boot after you've installed only the OS from the disc.
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yeh thats Migration Assitant. its in the Utilities folder as well as being in Setup Assistant.
     

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