New Mac didn't restore Time Machine backup

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Hey,

I had an iMac with Mavericks and it broke. I have a Time Machine backup on an external hard drive. I bought a Mac Mini with Yosemite.

After starting my new computer I chose to restore from my Time Machine backup. I made sure everything was checked and chose to transfer everything. Red Flag: the migration assistant went VERY quickly. It then asked me to make a new account—weird—so I did. Afterwards I saw that it only transferred my old account names/icons/passwords with nothing else.

I tried restarting and held command+R to restore from my Time Machine backup but it said I couldn't because it was created on another type of computer. What do I do?

Thanks
 
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2019 iMac 27"; 2020 M1 MacBook Air; macOS up-to-date... always.
Here's Apple's page on troubleshooting failed Time Capsule migrations:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/TS5409

If that doesn't help, please post back an EXACT quote of the error message you get.
 

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