4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 12:42 PM by ds store
maliblue90265 Level 1 (0 points)

HELP! How do I remove Lion and reinstall Snow Leopard & my files  BUT I just discovered my Apple Time Capsule which was using Time Machine DIED

 

I had to go to MacMall and have the Time Capsule data transfered to a new BAK drive($300+$300)

(The Apple Store sent me there as they said they do not do data transfer)

 

Now what do I do?

 

? ?  One Senior advisor said that I will have to drag and drop the data file or files? from the Time Capsule BAK drive back to my iMAC but will that include all           the Snow Leopard operating system ?

 

? ?  Another senior advisor said I will have to wipe my hard drive then install Snow Leopard then "drag and drop",  ?  ??

 

 

All my business leases, database, spreadsheets. letters, mail merge files, and so on are not available with Lion -

 

 

I AM VERY ANGRY AS I NEVER SAW THAT WRITTEN ANYWHERE !!!

 

I am seriously confused and I AM SCARED TO MAKE A MISTAKE-HELP !!

 

WHAT DO I DO ?  AND   IN WHAT ORDER? PLEASE HELP!

  • Russa Level 4 (1,315 points)

    Your post is confusing to read too.

     

    It sounds like you still have your files on your Mac. Why do you want to back track to Snow Leopard on your Mac? Why can't you read your files from your Mac? If your files are on your Mac, why are you taking them off your broken Time Capsule? You don't have to install Snow Leopard to transfer your files back to your Mac. Maybe step back a bit and explain your situation a little better with details.  For instance, what's a BAK drive? Suggest you explain what you are trying to do?

     

    Before you do anything, create a backup of your Mac to another disk drive.. suggest you use Carbon Copy Cloner to make another copy of your Mac.

  • maliblue90265 Level 1 (0 points)

    from maliblue90265

    HELP! How do I remove Lion and reinstall Snow Leopard & my files

     

     

     

    All my business records, files, word processor, data base, leases, speadsheets and mailmerge documents will

     

    not function on LION because "POWER PC APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER SUPPORTED WITH LION."

     

    My files are based on a POWER PC application!

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,965 points)

    Then you have 2 choices.

     

    1 Update your software to versions that are compatible with Lion

    2 Revert to Snow Leopard.

  • maliblue90265 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is no possible way to update power pc software to versions to go with Lion.

     

    What I want to know is what steps are the best to revert to Snow Leopard with my last backup of Snow Leopard

    files are on my usb external back up drive

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,965 points)

    maliblue90265 wrote:

     

    There is no possible way to update power pc software to versions to go with Lion.

     

    What I want to know is what steps are the best to revert to Snow Leopard with my last backup of Snow Leopard

    files are on my usb external back up drive

    Office 2004 is PowerPC, if you update to 2008 or 2011 then they won't be. Same is true for mst applications.

     

    But as you seem to know things that I do not, carry on, I'll go to another problem.