: New MacBook pro and time machine not restoring apps


wonderings
Apr 3rd, 2018, 03:00 PM
I replaced my old 15" rMBP with a new 13" MacBook Pro. I had done a time machine backup before relegating the old laptop to some duties here at work. When the new one arrived today I started up, selected the option to restore from a time machine backup and away I went. All went smoothly I thought till I logged in and found none of my apps were restore, none of my music and none of my photos. Some files seemed to have been restored as I see stuff on my desktop from the old computer.

What has happened here? Is there some other setting I need to do in order to get my apps, music and photos back?

eMacMan
Apr 3rd, 2018, 06:10 PM
I have never really trusted TimeMachine, especially as part of migrating to a new install. Would it have been possible to boot the old Mac in Target mode and simply migrate the apps?

pm-r
Apr 3rd, 2018, 07:11 PM
What has happened here? Is there some other setting I need to do in order to get my apps, music and photos back?


I don't know, but that's another reason I don't use or recommend using Time Machine for a proper backup, but do emphasize and recommend using Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC), or even SuperDuper(SD).

I was led to understand, maybe falsely, and what's new there these days eh :o ??? , that one was supposed to just migrate the user data etc. from the old Mac to the new Mac.


- Patrick
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