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Original poster
Jan 31, 2015
United Kingdom
Hi, I have a late 2014 rMBP and I really want a fresh start. However I don't want a fresh start with my iMessages. I know there are applications you can download to view past messages off your iPhone and stuff but I want the native Messages app on my MacBook to still have my messages.

I have tried in the past by copying the 'Messages' folder to my external hard drive, resetting to factory settings and then replacing the 'Messages' folder with the old one on my external hard drive. This didn't work so I just gave up and restored from time machine.

Is this possible at all? Thanks for any help :)
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