reinstall OS X and recovering music and photos only from Time Machine

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  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    I want to reinstall OS X in my main drive from OS X disc but want I to restore my music & photos from Time Machine. Do I perform the reinstall from disc when it asks? Then after everything is done (up and running) plug in the Time Machine drive to restore iTunes muisc folders and photos from iPhotos?

    -Which folder in iTunes and iPhotos? Or do I restore the app too?
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Frankly for what you're doing I'd just suggest doing an archive install rather than messing with a reformat reinstall. This way you save your user and get rid of all the extensions or other buggy system files that may be causing you problems.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would suggest the Archive and Install. Otherwise you need to set up Time Machine after installation and then select the files/folders you want to restore individually.
     
  4. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    sorry for being dumb. What is archive install? Is it on OS X disc?
     
  5. NAG macrumors 68030

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