Reinstall application from Time Machine to another Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iceny, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. iceny, Dec 26, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012

    iceny macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2012
    Hi, I have been lurking for a while to get the mac rumors and created an account long time ago (I think) but I can't remember the username so I had to create a new account :rolleyes:

    Anyways, I sold my macbook and am waiting for my new iMac which is still not in stock :( Problem is, I need to work on some stuff and I have access to use my friend's imac. Can I create a new user name on his imac and reinstall a couple applications from my Time Machine? I remember I could move the files manually but don't recall anything about installing 1 or 2 softwares without retrieving a full backup.

  2. Edie Brickell macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    Yes you can create a new user name on your friends iMac. Just go into the System preferences and check accounts, then create a new user name. It is very advantageous as it will give you a user name and password which will secure your privacy and ofcourse you can install new programs using your new account.

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