Backing Up Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tigerfan88, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. tigerfan88 macrumors newbie

    tigerfan88

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    Apr 10, 2007
    Location:
    Canberra, ACT, Aus
    #1
    Hi there, I've just bought new RAM for my Macbook, and I'd like to back up my whole hard drive before I go tinkering around inside it.

    I've been on the apple support site, but it was a little vague.

    Am I correct in assuming that in order to back up the whole drive, I would be able to simply 'copy' the "Macintosh HD" icon on my desktop and put it on a Mass Storage Device/External Hard Drive for the time being?

    If not, can someone please explain how? I'd hate to loose all my information and stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. motulist macrumors 601

    motulist

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2003
    #2
    Just dragging and dropping the hard drive will not truly be a full backup. If you're using Leopard, all you have to do to backup is plug in a hard drive. The Mac will automatically ask you if you'd like to use the drive as a time machine backup drive. Click yes, then wait till it's done working. Bam, full backup.
     

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