Restoring Mountain Lion Time Machine backup to clean Mavericks… what did I lose?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by jent, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. jent, Nov 20, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2013

    jent macrumors 6502a

    jent

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    I had an error with my Mavericks upgrade and had to end up erasing my Mac's drive and installing a fresh copy of Mavericks. Thankfully, I had backed up my computer to Time Machine minutes before attempting the upgrade.

    When my Mac restarted after finishing the Mavericks installation, I had the Setup Assistant restore from my Mountain Lion Time Machine backup—everything went smoothly, but I'm wondering what I lost due to the system exclusions in Time Machine.

    According to this page, I lose my printer drivers (minor inconvenience), the items in my Trash (no big deal), and the Spotlight index has to be rebuilt, but I also noticed that Dropbox needed me to re-login and set my preferences, leading me to believe that other applications may have lost settings or preferences.

    Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Salt Lake City, UT
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    More than likely just settings/prefs for apps and such.

    Why don't you look through your data and see what is/isn't there?
     

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