external hd

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sunrisecurl, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. sunrisecurl macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2008
    hi, can anyone tell me how i safely move files and applications from my macbook hard drive to an external hard drive?
  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Do you mean for regular backup? What version of OS X do you have?
  3. jeff3221 macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    use time machine if you have leopard, or just drag the files onto it.
  4. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    If you have other things on that external and want to keep them separated, use a partition. Then, simply drag and drop.

    If you're looking to backup your stuff and have nothing on the external, then just use Time Machine. If it's not in your Dock, go to System Preferences and you'll see it there. :)
  5. superspud macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2007
    yep, just drag, drop and enjoy.... if you want to back it up and have an external with nothing on it, let time machine work its magic

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