Restoring files from a back with 10.7 to a machine with 10.6

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bmm96r37, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. bmm96r37 macrumors newbie

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    The hard drive in my macbook recently crashed. I have gotten a new hard drive and it is now up and running with Snow Leopard. I have a backup disc, but at the time of last backup the machine was running Lion. Migration assistant will not allow me to restore the files because the OS on the backup is newer than the OS on the main computer. I don't have a way to install Lion on the new hard drive, so is there anyway to get around this so I can retrieve my data? Thanks :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you only selecting Users on this screen? Or are you also trying to import apps and settings?
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  3. bmm96r37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was trying to import everything
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try just importing User data, as you may have problems importing some Lion apps and settings into SL.
     

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