How to Transfer everything on your mac to an external HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brycescruggs, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. brycescruggs macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2010
    Im looking to erase everything on my mac and put it on an external hardrive. How do I do this?
  2. miata macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2010
    Silicon Valley, Earth
    Carbon Copy Cloner
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Just be sure to put everything on the hard drive before you erase...
  4. skunnykart macrumors regular

    May 7, 2010
    carbon copy cloner is great.
    you can even make the external bootable with the cloned data.

    you can even partition your external and have multiple clones of your hdd all bootable independently.

    i have only ever used ccc but i have heard that superduper is also good.

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