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    Time Machine Help!
    So i have a 2007 macbook (intel core 2 duo, 2.16 ghz) and i was having a few problems with it starting and shutting down. So i reinstalled ion, wiping out all my files and everything so that it would work. Now i only want to restore certain files from my time machine (music etc). So how do i restore those certain files because i cannot do it in find, and the only way i can think of doing it is is command-r during start up and restoring all my files. So how can i restore only certain files, on a clean lion install?? Thanks

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Nope. That isn't going to work.

    Your Time Machine is smart and will not overwrite the new Lion files. It will move back everything that is RELEVANT (ie your stuff, the apps, the preferences) and leave newer files alone. Let it move back EVERYTHING that it wants to and then if you find there's something you want to get rid of, just delete it from your "new" setup.

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