Help restoring from SuperDuper?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cape-codder, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. cape-codder macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    Please forgive me if this has been covered. I searched the forums but couldn't find an answer.

    Before bringing my MacBook in for service I did a backup using SuperDuper. At the Genius Bar they said they would probably slick my hard drive (something I wasn't expecting with just a headphone jack replacement). Now I have to make sure I know how to reload my data on to my hard drive from the SuperDuper backup when I get the laptop back. Can someone please give me guidance? I'm a serious neophyte when it comes to things like this and I can't afford to screw it up and lose my data. :eek:

    Thanks very much.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    It's super easy. Basically you just do the same thing in reverse. SuperDuper creates a bootable backup of your system, so when you get the computer back just plug in the hard drive and hold the option key on boot. Choose to boot from the external drive, and you'll see your system running exactly as it did before you backed up. Just run SuperDuper again and direct it to clone the system from the external drive back to the internal.

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