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HT1427 time machine backups?

212 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 5:48 PM by Carolina. RSS
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Feb 10, 2013 9:51 AM

Hi, I bought a new mac so I took all the information of the old one and made a back up on time machine BUT the thing is I had snow leopard in the old one and well the new in the new one and i can't open many files or apps how can I enter in time machine of the old one?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,250 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to Carolina.)

    You should have Migrated from the Time Machine backup. That's the easiest way.

    You can still do so, but if you set up the new Mac with the same username as the old one, it may be more difficult.

    To Migrate the old data, open Migration Assistant from the Utilities folder and follow the prompts.


    You can also Option-click the Time Machine icon and choose "Browse Other Backup Disks" and restore files that way.

  • Martin Pace Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to Carolina.)

    Mountain Lion no longer supports Power PC (PPC) applications. Some older applications (e.g. Microsoft Office 2004 and older) will not work with Mountain Lion and require updates to newer versions.


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