Partial Time Machine restore

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rasmusDoh, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. rasmusDoh macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2009

    Did a clean install the other day to see if that'd help out my system's performance. Seems like it might just have done that.

    1. Since a clean install helped me out, i guess it wouldn't be a good idea to do a full Time Machine restore. Or can i safely do that (since that would kinda be the easiest thing to do)?

    2. If not, how do i restore all my settings and stuff. What about the programs that aren't just DMG files but have installed some of their stuff in some other folders?

    3. I'm especially concerned with my iTunes library - since i sync it with my iPhone. How do i easily and fully restore that?

    4. After solving all of this, how do i get my Time Machine back up running - without it starting "all over", as if it was a new machine?

    Thanks in advance
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    It's worth a shot. It's a lot easier than re-importing everything manually, and if the problem persists, another clean install only takes half an hour or so.

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