The Mac runs OS 10.6.8
The calendar has nothing in it.
The address book has nothing in it.
The error message for Office: "The Office for Mac installation did not complete successfully because there was a problem with the installer."
I've done in the past maybe 4 different restorations from Time Machine and no problems. I suppose I could just do an all out restore on this one, but like I said in my earlier post, I really don't want the extra crap that I had on my MBP.
For Address Book - try going to your user library (home folder) Application Support/Address Book. Enter Time Machine and restore that folder.
Calendar - same user library/Calendars - enter Time Machine and restore.
Can you restore the Office 20XX folder from Time Machine. There is also a Microsoft folder in your user library.
I'm not sure what exactly you mean by "Enter Time Machine and restore."
I've not yet set up Time Machine on the 'new' iMac. All I have is what's currently on the iMac and my external hard drive hooked into the iMac.
That said, I realized that while I dragged and dropped files in Application Support, I hadn't selected the correct Application Support, ie under the correct user.
I was able to get the Address Book - hoorah.
Not yet able to get anything yet from the calendar. And nothing for Office. I did indeed move the Microsoft folder from the user library to the iMac but doesn't seem to work.