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Time machine recovery when original computer is lost

by fosterpapillon / December 4, 2011 9:07 AM PST

I'm drawing up a bushfire plan and I need to know if I can recover all files from a Time Machine external HD if the original computer is destroyed.

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The short answer is yes,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 4, 2011 8:58 PM PST

the long answer is that the new computer must have an OS installed on it for the Time Machine backup to function.

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Good news
by fosterpapillon / January 2, 2012 9:56 AM PST

That's good news - sorry to be so late responding - I lost track of this thread.

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