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OK, so i had to rescue myself from a bad install...the rescue
invloved re-installing tiger from disc, and went off without a hitch.
And the new "Pervious Systems" directory has many important
files...How can I restore the old settings? Like the safari bookmarks,
lil' snitch config, application installations, etc?
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Login to the Mac as a user with Admin privileges.

Ensure you have All Applications closed.
Now you can usually drag and drop or copy the folders from the previous system folder to the same location in the new system folder.
You'll be prompted for admin password to do the copying.

Don't try and copy the whole Library folder across, just the specific application sub-folders or files into the Application Data, Caches, Preferences etc. folder.

Try and do it one application at a time .. and then open the application to see did it get its new settings.

Safari Bookmarks etc. as very simple.
Programs such as Lil' Snitch or others that are registered may be harder as there can be "hidden" files  or sneaky ones  which aren't called after the parent application used to store registration codes.

It is also worth running Disk Utility and to do a Repair Permissions  after you copy files into the System Library folder.
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