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Restoring Hackintosh Time Machine Backup to Real Mac

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Hi guys,

I want to share this information with you because I haven't found much about it when searching. I got my MacBook Pro yesterday and successfully restored my Time Machine Backup from my Hackintosh to it. I excluded /Extra and /System/Library/Extensions from the backup. Everything works fine and the retina screen is a blast :D

I hope this helps some of you.
 
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I've tried the same operation on an iMac from a Hackintosh Time Machine disc and failed.
How can you exclude /Extra and /System/Library/Extensions from the restoring process ?

 
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I've tried the same operation on an iMac from a Hackintosh Time Machine disc and failed.
How can you exclude /Extra and /System/Library/Extensions from the restoring process ?


I assume he excluded them from the backup itself. In the Time Machine Preference Pane under options you can exclude things from being backed up. You would possibly need to create a fresh Time Machine backup with those excluded from the start. It will prompt you to exclude all system files when if you exclude System, but I just tried with System/Library/Extensions and it let me exclude it.

I had a hard drive failure, and after a clean install if I migrate data during the setup assistant it hangs. It will safe boot though. I have removed fakesmc.kext and my ethernet extension, to try and get it to boot but I think I will just exclude those from my fresh Time Machine backup and plan to get an iMac in January so this will help make that transistion from my 6 year old Hackintosh.
 
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Hi guys,

I want to share this information with you because I haven't found much about it when searching. I got my MacBook Pro yesterday and successfully restored my Time Machine Backup from my Hackintosh to it. I excluded /Extra and /System/Library/Extensions from the backup. Everything works fine and the retina screen is a blast :D

I hope this helps some of you.

Glad you have a Mac, it's a fabulous experience with a real Mac. It runs faster with a great UI. It's highly recommended to get on if you can afford, lol
 
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Guys please help me, now the same problem 5 years later after this topic have opened :S

What to exclude now exactly from the backup or can i delete that folders after restore / Before booting the real Mac for the first time? Which folders do i really need to exclude? Which folder is the /Extra ???

DO i need to remove Clover and mount the EFI folder on the real mac after restore and also delete that EFI system folder?
 
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