Laptop Program: Using Migration Assistant for Restoring from Time Machine
Updated: 10 February 2021 01:40 PM
Migration Assistant Restore After Imaging (Mac)
1. Set Up Your Mac
2. Transfer Information to this Mac
3. Select the Source
This process will take time and it depends on the size of your time machine back up, as well as how much data is stored on the external hard drive. A loading screen that displays the following message, "Looking for other sources" will appear. Don't be alarmed.
Your Time Machine backup drive will appear, represented by an icon with the name of the drive underneath. Click on this icon to select it as your restoration source.
A backup record with the old name of your computer will show up in a white box below the drive icon. Select this to restore from this specific backup.
4. Transfer Your Information
IMPORTANT! You have to Uncheck a number of items for your software to work properly after restoration. See list below and pictures for details.
IF GIVEN THE OPTION, Please also Keep both user accounts. See below.
5. Data Transfer
Wait for this process to complete: do not interrupt it, put your computer to sleep or close the lid.
6. Finishing Up