Do I need to recover what I want then start TM as a brand new set up?
Whether or not it's the best way, that's the way I've done it. Switch off the TM function, recover stuff like emails, music, photos, downloads, app and downloads etc. Some older apps won't recover from TM and need a full re-install. As the main hard drive is also backed up twice with Superduper, I then switched on TM and let it do its thing. If you don't have an additional clone of your hard drive, you may want to sit down for an hour making sure abosultely everything that should be restored, has been.
The only time I've done a 'text book' TM restore is when I put in a new system hard drive.
Edited by Aliturk (Tue 10-Apr-12 13:28:47)