How do i format my Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by infinitymedia, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. infinitymedia macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    I would like to format my mac. But data should not be erased and i need to get back all my history of data and bookmarks.. Is this possible??

    I need to format and restore all the data.. Give me a complete solution. pl....




    Thank You,
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #2
    What are you actually trying to accomplish here? Reformatting only to restore everything exactly the way it was is pointless.
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    #3
    A reformat will wipe all of your data. You therefore need to back it up first, THEN reformat, THEN restore your data from the backup (usually an external hard drive).
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #4
    First and foremost make sure you have backup.

    Secondly why do you want to reformat your drive? Are you trying to resolve a problem?
     

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