Migration with Time Machine Only Restored System Apps

Discussion in 'macOS' started by crees!, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    I had some computer issues the other day that ended up requiring an erase/install of 10.5. So I reinstalled and when asked if I wanted to transfer data told it to use a Time Machine backup. I then ran Software Update to get all the updates. What I noticed was in my Applications folder only the standard set of Apple apps were there. No iLife apps, Adobe CS, etc were migrated over. I'm in the process of testing copying iPhoto from the backup. Is there a reason non-Apple apps are excluded from migration? I understand some installers, Adobe in particular, places files elsewhere in the system that might not be migrated properly. Also my Downloads folder is non-existent too and will need use TM again on it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. crees! thread starter macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    To note, I have TM not backing up system files. If I would have had it back up everything would then all apps been restored?
     

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