Re-Installing / Cloning onto New HD - Help reqd.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Maxicek, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Maxicek macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2004
    Further to my Hard Drive problem, I have now got a replacement Fujitsu 5400rpm MHV2080AH hard drive and a LaCie d2 Triple Interface 250Gb external HD.

    If I use Carbon Copy Cloner to create a clone of the dying hard drive on my external HD, can I then copy the clone back to the new HD and avoid having to do all the installation again? If yes, How?

    Or should I just bite the bullet and do the install from scratch?
  2. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada

    Yes you can clone from failing HD to external, then back to new one, however you can avoid many problems and hassles by first blanking the drive you are about to copy to. (Unless they're unused). If they're new you should format them first (diskutility) mac os extended (jounaled) is best. In CCC prefs you should select 'repair permissions' 'make bootable' and 'delete directories'. :)

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