3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 5:48 PM by Carolina.
Carolina. Level 1 (0 points)

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 8 (46,274 points)

    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 (5,110 points)

    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.

  • Carolina. Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much for the fast answear, I tried but I couldn't migrate things cause of the old sistem and apps but I learned something (: