Will Time Machine restore applications with the keys and stuff?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by natatos, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. natatos macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2008
    Hi I want to do a fresh install of Snow Leopard and I was wondering if Time Machine would restore applications like Photoshop and other stuff that I've bought with the keys and stuff alread in them, and what about the library folders. I don't want to install then restore from the Time Machine backup, I want to do a fresh install enter time machine then put what I want back in. I'm having some problems right now and I thought that may fix it.
  2. WillEH macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2011
    United Kingdom
    As far as I know (could be wrong) Time Machine backs everything up, therefore all your settings for all programs should be saved.
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Adobe scatters files like hell throughout your computer. Unfortunately copying just the app from the Applications folder won't be enough for it.

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