Will my time machine back ups still work with my "formatted" macbook pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by madiyel, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. madiyel macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010

    I'm planning to format my mac book pro, as in, reinstalling leopard and erasing all the files and applications since my mac is getting really slow. I was wondering if the applications ( adobe photoshop, illustrator, final cut etc.) that i backed-up in my time machine will still work on a formatted mac.

    Thank you for your time. :)
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    If you restore from your Time Machine yes, but no you cannot just run them from a time machine backup and expect them to work.
  3. madiyel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010

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