Old Time Machine Backup onto New OS?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spellflower, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. spellflower macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    Last year I replaced my MacBook's HD, and decided to finally put Snow Leopard on the new one.

    I had been using Leopard, and that's what my most recent TM backup was of.

    I got a message saying that there was not enough room on the drive to install the TM backup, even though it was a much larger drive than the old one.

    After some research, I learned that I could not install an old TM backup on to a new OS.

    So I reinstalled Leopard, and my backup, and then never got around to Snow Leopard.

    And now, thanks to an accident, I'm going through this all over again.

    So is there a way to install my Leopard backup on to a Snow Leopard machine, or do I need to install Leopard first?
  2. StevenMeyer macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2011
    New York... Where Else?
    The answer is really what do you need off the backup. documents and some apps can be dragged into the new os.

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