Time Machine, Clean Install & Updating Mac OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by forrestwhite, May 24, 2014.

  1. forrestwhite macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2012
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Hi all,

    I have a MacBook Pro (2.53GHz) currently running Mac OS 10.6.8. I'm hoping to do a format/clean-install of Mac OS 10.9.

    Given everyone's knowledge here, I'm hoping someone might be able to answer two questions I had:

    1) If I have a Time Machine backup, will I be able to restore all my files once I do this clean-install to the updated operating system? If so, how does this work?

    2) I currently have two users on this computer, will Time Machine restore all the files for both users?

    Thanks for any information/advice you can offer!

  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    1. OS X: How to migrate data from another Mac using Mavericks - Migration Assistant will come during the install process. It is also in /Applications/Utilities/Migration Assistant.app.

    2. Yes if both user users used Time Machine.

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