If you reset your Macbook Pro can you reload your backed up programs and files?

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  1. EdHayward18 macrumors newbie

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    If you reset your Macbook Pro can you reload your backed up programs and files?

    I back up all of my files and programs frequently (Office, Logic, CS6) can i reload them to my macbook if I were to reset it to factory settings?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    In what form are the backups? Time Capsule? If so, then ys you can re-install OSX and then restore your files. If you have a CArbon Cloner copy or similar, the process is even easier...simply restore the image from your backup.
     
  3. EdHayward18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have time capsule back ups, how do you restore the files?
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11192

    Or, if you didn't back up the System files (in TM options), then you have to restore OS X from App Store and can later restore your user accounts from TM backup, eg using Migration Assistant:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4500
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You could use your time capsule's instruction booklet which explains it all. It's quite straightforward.

    I highly recommend you plug in with an ethernet cable should you choose to do it, or else you're in for a looooonnnngggg restore.
     
  6. EdHayward18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I shall do, but I can definitely reinstall program's like office and cs6?
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Why not? The registration data is restored together with your user profile.
    A word of caution: some packages that get installed via OS X Installer app actually also install system drivers (iLife & FCP are good examples). So unless you've made complete system backup on TC (including all system files), you will not be able to restore such apps by just restoring them back to the Application folder
     

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