2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2013 1:15 PM by baltwo
DroppinSteve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



Some applications won't run on my current OS which forces me to upgrade to Mountain Lion. When I do this I'll also erase my entire disk (it is way to full). But, before I do this I want to make sure that Mountain Lion will be able to use a Snow Leopard Time Machine backup and that I can retrieve my files (pictures, movies etc).




Steve -

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (90,850 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities


    There are no problems doing it. Furthermore, the problem would be that you want to restore the backup made in Mountain Lion onto a computer with Snow Leopard, but in this case, you can do it without any problem.


    During the initial setup, Mountain Lion will ask you to restore a backup, so follow its steps. It will ask you to restore whatever you need. See > http://pondini.org/OSX/SetupLion.html

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,900 points)

    Do note that there are apps which run in SL that won't run in ML. IMO, you should make a bootable clone of your current installation to another volume or ext HD and then upgrade either one. That gives you the option of running either OS. I currently run three, since I prefer SL over the lions.