I'm thinking to reinstall my Mac OS X on my Macbook Pro and starting fresh (instead of recovering from a Time Machine backup)

The question is:

If I do that, after OS X is reinstalled, will I be able to pick only certain files to be restored from my Time Machine backup?

The scenario is basically I want to start with a fresh OS X install and restore my iTunes library and possibly a few other documents.

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You can do a fresh OSX re-install.

After that go into Time Machine and restore what you need.

  • That is exactly what I wanted. So it is possible. May 21, 2011 at 3:37

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