Putting a Time Machine backup from one Mac to another.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cosrocket, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. cosrocket macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    I have a time machine backup on an external drive with my iMac. The backup has a lot of photos. I want to take that backup and connect it to another Mac at my daughters house and copy the photos from the external drive onto her Mac. How exactly do I do that? If I connect the hard drive with the backup on her Mac, and I choose to backup with that drive, will it erase what is on the external drive?

    I would appreciate your help
  2. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Why not just do this the SUPER easy way and copy them to a thumb drive?
  3. cosrocket thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    Yes, I know it can be done that way but I would like to know if it can be done by just connecting the backup to the other Mac with Time Machine.

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