Time Machine confused on retore, not sure why

Discussion in 'macOS' started by duggram, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. duggram macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2008
    I put a new hard drive in my MBP. Reinstalled Snow Leopard. But when I try to reinstall my system and apps from Time Machine it says that all files already exist, and do I want to replace them. There's nothing on my new hard drive but a bare system install.

    Any suggestions? Any idea what I've over looked?
  2. duggram thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2008
    Got it. The answer is to use migration assistant.
  3. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2010
    It says some of the file are already there because Time Machine has backups of your system files too.

    You could just let TM over wright them if you want your system exactly as you left it on the old Mac.

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