So what I want to do is fairly simple. I have a MacBook which uses Time Machine to back up to my external hard drive. My MacBook's copy of OS X is the cloned image of my old PowerBook and my iBook before that. It's never had a fresh install of OS X and has just been cloned/upgraded from machine to machine. What I want to do is take what files I want to keep (iTunes library, bookmarks, etc), put them onto my external and then restore them after a fresh install of Snow Leopard. What I DON'T want to do is restore OS X and ALL files from my Time Machine backup after the fresh install. Once I reinstall OS X I want to set Time Machine back up fresh on my MacBook. Do I delete the Time Machine files and then re-set it up? Is there anyone who has done this? I'll provide more info if this doesn't make sense. Thanks!