View Full Version : help me out with how time machine works ( in regards to lion )

22nd July 2011, 10:08 PM
so, im keen on lion, and use time capsule/time machine.

what i want to do is reinstall snow leopard, so i have a fresh and junk free computer.
and then add lion ontop of it.

my question is, with restoring from time machine, i DONT want it to reinstall the state of my current computer, as it will include all the junk and files i dont want with it, thus defeating the purpose.

How does it work? can i select, like a list of what apps i want reinstalled and the corrosponding data with it, thus giving me just what i need?
or is it more of a all or nothing approach?

22nd July 2011, 11:14 PM
Would it not be easier to use migration assistant?