Help with restoring Hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shamus, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Shamus macrumors 6502a

    Shamus

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    Feb 26, 2006
    #1
    Hello,

    I just got an external hard drive, so that i can restore my internal hard drive to it, re format the internal, and then restore my files back from the external to the internal. This is so I can partition my internal to install windows.

    I have just 'restored' my files to the external, but all thats in there are a folder called 'applications' and another called 'bin'

    Have i backed up all of my files? Can i now reformat my internal harddrive?

    Thanks very much guys
     
  2. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    It doesn't sound like it worked correctly.

    You'll probably want to erase the external again and make sure it's using GUID partition map while you're at it.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #3
    DO NOT REFORMAT

    1) Restore is definitely not the correct word here!

    2) How are you performing this "restore". Using what software?

    I'd recommend using SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a complete clone of your drive.
     
  4. Shamus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Shamus

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    #4
    How do I do that?

    Okay, I used disk utility, as it said in boot camp.

    I am downloading carbon copy cloner now. Should I add that this is a new external hard drive, and I just plugged it in and clicked restore. Should I wipe it first or something?
     
  5. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

    MacinDoc

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    #5
    You select a GUID partition map in Disk Utility, under the Partition menu, Options button.
     

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