Time Machine across OS X versions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yesjam, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. yesjam macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2014
    If I'm on OS X 10.11, and want to downgrade to 10.9, is there a way of making 10.9's Time Machine recognize my 10.11 backups? Thanks.
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Essentially it's HFS Plus so Mavericks should have no difficulty restoring data that was backed up from El Capitan.

    More generally, beware when considering a possible 'downgrade'; Apple is careful to avoid that word. For some apps, your user data from superior versions may be not entirely compatible with inferior versions. Don't assume that it will be possible to 'downgrade' any such data. You'll find many related discussions scattered across the web.
  3. yesjam thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2014
    Thanks grahamperrin, appreciate the help.

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