What's the best way to migrate back to Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by icapricorn, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. icapricorn macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2007
    Is there a way to do it without reinstalling apps. I have everything backed up on Time machine. As well as several external drives. I tried to stick it out with Lion but the slow performance, the spinning beachballs, not worth the aggravation.
  2. Izlib macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2008
    Reboot to a 10.6 install disk.
    Utilities Menu -> Restore from Time Machine
    Select a date and time that corresponds to when you were still on Snow Leopard and restore (it will erase your internal disk).

    After the restore, go back and copy over any data that had changed since that point so you have the most current data.
  3. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2009
    Norfolk, UK
    Or you could wait it out, 10.7.1 is just around the corner.
  4. icapricorn thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2007
    Thanks, Iz. That was very helpful.

    I have been waiting for an update on Lion. Right around the corner, you say, Jamie? I give it another week. Then it's Time Machine time. ;)

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