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Restore Time Machine backup from Sierra to El Capitan [duplicate]

I'm currently running Sierra and would like to revert back to El Capitan. Is there any way I could use a backup done on a newer OS with Migration Assistant?
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How can I download an older version of OS X/macOS?

Sometimes it's hard to search for older versions of macOS & OS X on the App Store. This is an attempt to provide the canonical QA for this issue, as per the Meta QA - Where is the list of ...
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No user to login in MacOS High Sierra

I installed macOS High Sierra updating to APFS and everything was working correctly. After a couple of days I shut down and went off. I just came back and when I boot there are no users to login as ...
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tell-tale file to know whether Mojave is installed

I'd like to revert to High Sierra from Mojave via Time Machine. I've already wiped the drive and installed a Mojave Time Machine backup, but I'd like to go back even further. The presence of what ...
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Without a backup, can I downgrade from Sierra to El Capitan?

I haven't been making backups on my laptop (I know, this is something I'm going to change!) but I really want rid of Sierra, it's mucking about my wifi connectivity loads and I'm sick of it restoring ...
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Building boot caches on boot helper partition failed

Due to a Hard Drive failure I have had to restore my mac from a backup. Following the Restore From Time Machine Backup procedure under recovery mode takes about 8 hours. Eventually the data is ...
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OS X can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because the version of macOS is too new

I'm currently running Sierra, trying to download the El Capitan installer from the App Store, but am unable to due to the message in the title. Is there any way around this, or am I forced to erase my ...
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How to downgrade to macOS Sierra without Time Machine

I upgraded to High Sierra a week ago, my MacBook Pro 2016 (15 inch) is very slow now even in normal daily usage. I wanted to downgrade back to Sierra, but even tho my MacBook came originally with ...
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Trying to downgrade to High Sierra but Time Machine restore upgrades back to Mojave

I've been having major issues with Mojave - slow-downs, connectivity issues, crashing - you name it. I tried to downgrade back to High Sierra. High Sierra gets installed fresh, but my Time Machine ...
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Restore Mavericks from Time Machine

I have a MacBook Pro early 2011. I'm thinking if to upgrade to Sierra. Right now I have Mavericks. If I backup my current system using the time machine, when I will restore from the backup, it will ...
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How to handle malfunctioning macbook after macOS upgrade while avoiding full reset

I have done a terrible mistake and upgraded my macbook pro to macOS High Sierra Developer Beta. I experience multiple malfunction behaviours, including: Missing files right after upgrade. Machine ...
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Does restoring from Time Machine revert also the OS?

I want to try updating my MacBook Pro 13" (2013) from Mavericks to Sierra but I am afraid of performance issues. So I would like to be able to downgrade easily if I like. Does a Time Machine backup ...
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Can I find out the date I upgraded Sierra to High Sierra?

however silly this question might seem, there is a legitimate reason behind it... I would like to go back to Sierra on my iMac. So after creating a bootable Sierra installer I intend to wipe the drive,...
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How can I clean install of Sierra after trying Mojave upgrade?

I upgraded a Mac to Mojave and found it did not function the same as previous OS. I get a lot of people want to move forward, but I wish to go back to how my Mac was I now need to clean install ...
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How long does it take for MacPorts to catch up with new macOSes?

A Wikipedia page is pretty good at showing the precise date when a version of macOS was released. The corresponding wikipedia page for MacPorts is not quite so helpful, and the MacPorts.org download ...

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