Time Machine & Retina MBP

Gary86

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So the wife just gave me my Fathers Day gift early. I am leaving it boxed up waiting for WWDC just in case. Anyway, I have my Mac Mini backed up. Is it possible to restore the Retina MBP from the Mini backup but only select certain files and apps? I don't want anything carried over because this is just for traveling/work.

Thanks in advance.


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Yahooligan

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Yes, you can use Migration Assistant to connect to the Time Machine backup and restore user files, settings, etc to the new rMBP.
 

Weaselboy

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So the wife just gave me my Fathers Day gift early. I am leaving it boxed up waiting for WWDC just in case. Anyway, I have my Mac Mini backed up. Is it possible to restore the Retina MBP from the Mini backup but only select certain files and apps? I don't want anything carried over because this is just for traveling/work.
Partly. You don't want to restore, you want to run Migration Assistant as part of the new machine setup. The problem is you can select to migrate apps, documents... etc. But there is no granularity within those areas. For example "apps" is just a yes/no toggle, so it is all or none. Same with Documents. You can see some screenshots of the selection screens in the middle of this page.