Recover certain files from Time machine from previous Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Matsooh, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Matsooh macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2014
    I just got my new Macbook Pro Retina and update it to Yosemite. I now want to recover/get some files from my Time Machine backup of my previous Macbook but don't want to migrate my whole Time machine onto my new Mac. So for example I want some folders from my Documents folder of my older Mac, but not the whole folder. And some specific Apps/Programs and not all of them.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. satcomer, Nov 29, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    You don't need to down grade. Just use the free application EtreCheck and run it. The program will show incompatible services that will slow down your Mac in RED and the program will show where to delete that service. Once you manually deleted those incompatible services do an immediate reboot. This should speed up your Mac.

    Plus just use /Applictions/Utilities/Migration and connect your current Mac to the I,d one and transfer what you want it Application/Documents/Pictures & Music. Just IMHO you shouldn't transfer Network settings because the network stack changed a little so transferred settings can get messed up. Just manually redo your Network settings.

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