Carbon Copy Cloner help needed

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thekb, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010
    OK, I was massing around with changing my imac's short name and screwed it up. Luckily I have a very recent CCC clone of the hard drive.

    I am not sure exactly how to restore back to my original hard drive, though. Do I boot from the clone then copy everything over to the user directory? or do i boot from internal? Do I just launch CCC and select source as the external and destination as the internal? Would it be better to completely reinstall Snow Leopard and start from scratch?

    I have a boot camp partition installed that I want to preserve, if that makes a difference.

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You boot from the external clone then tell CCC to copy the clone back to the internal HDD.

    Bootcamp is not involved - CCC only does the OSx partition.
  3. blatopilot macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    You can go to system preferences -> startup disk. With your external HD connected, it should show up there. Select the external as your start up disk and restart.

    It should then boot off of your external HD. You can then run CCC , and have it clone the external HD to the one in your mac.

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