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My hard drive died after files started disappearing for a couple days. I ended up getting a new Mac since the computer was old anyway.

I'm worried that the last couple days of Time Machine backups will be bad due to the dying hard drive, so I'd like to use an earlier backup date from before it started dying with Migration Assistant.

I don't see any way in Migration Assistant to select the date of the backup that I want to use.

Should I just "delete" the latest backup folder dates from the Time Machine drive? Will that screw up the backup?

Any other way to accomplish this?

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Just select the drive to restore from - the Migration Assistant will then give the list of backups by date to choose from.

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It does not give a list of backups. You only get that window with the Restore disk feature, which cannot be used on a new Mac (that is different from the one originally backed up) – Lance Tyler Jun 26 '12 at 15:09
OK not a new mac but it did give me the dattes for another mac as well as the same one I was rebuilding – Mark Jun 26 '12 at 22:35

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