According to the back up/restore description on page http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2, the correct order is as follows:
1. Back up (user) data;
2. Back up installed applications (list);
3. Restore (user) data;
4. Restore (install) applications (based on list).
I was just wondering whether 3. and 4. should/could be swapped; somehow, it just makes more sense to me to install all the applications before restoring the user data. Just as an example: could restoring your documents to /home/user/Dropbox before installing Dropbox possibly lead to data loss?
Thanks for any feedback!