After two years my MBP (mid-2009, OSX 10.6.8) is starting to slow down quite significantly in terms of booting up, launching programmes and switching between tabs when more than 6-7 are open on Safari. I imagine this is partially due to the amount of junk that I've installed/deleted over the years and a general accumulation of redundant entries in the registry (or the OSX equivalent of the Windows registry). Add caches from applications such as Spotify and it's easy to see why it's getting so slow. Anyhow, I think it's time for a fresh install of OSX following an erase (format) of the hard drive. However, I would like to keep some things the way they are currently when I reinstall OSX. These are - Safari bookmarks (not too difficult, could write them down and bookmark again) - My entire iTunes library including play counts, ratings and playlists and all the apps/albums that I have downloaded off the store (probably the most important) - My documents folder and iPhoto (again, quite important) The rest I'm not particularly bothered about. Applications can be reinstalled without much of a hassle so that doesn't concern me. I keep a time machine backup of everything on an external drive. I would however only like to restore these three things once I have formatted and reinstalled OSX. As mentioned earlier I don't want my applications to be recovered as a fresh install of them would probably be ideal to keep clutter to a minimum. Is there any way I can specifically recover these three aspects of my system from TM following a clean install of OSX? I'll be going back to 10.6.1 I imagine, not upgrading to Lion (yet). Thanks.