Hello, thanks for any assistance. I purchased my first Mac (MBP) last October and this was the first install I've had to go through. It was fairly easy, but there are a few things I need advice on. Sorry if this gets long. I did a clean install and brought necessary files over from time machine. I only wanted to bring back my data (music, movies, pictures, garageband, mail, addresses, documents) but none of the system files. Now to the questions: 1) Does having TM bring back your entire user directory bring back any system/config/etc files that could cause issues? I figured bringing back the data and then reinstalling my apps would take care of everything and avoid possible issues, but is there a downfall to just brining back the entire user directory rather than handpicking documents, music, etc? 2) I successfully got everything back except addresses and mail. I changed the name of my volume so TM does not open up directly to your location. While searching on google for how to restore mail, everyone said 'Open mail, click time machine, restore, done'. Well, since the volume changed names my TM only opens to the top directory... it shows the 'Macintosh HD' folder. Along with this, if I restore a file from TM it throws an error saying the folder no longer exists and TM can create it or I can choose a new location. I had to just point my music from my old music folder to my new music folder since the volume changed. I can't figure out how to do this for mail/addresses. Any help? 3) Back when I got my MBP I found a way to put a little lock icon on the menubar to lock the screen. I can't seem to find how to do that again. Anyone know? 4) I'm not super concerned about this one as I can dig through my mail and find my licenses, but some of the apps I had were purchased and contained licenses. Is there a specific place where these would be stored? Thanks!