Reformatting hardrive from time machine backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tyrantking, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Tyrantking macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    HELP with new hardrive setup
    So I just installed new memory and a larger hardrive on my wife's macbook. We have the old hardrive and an external where we backed up to with Time Machine. So I went and did the hardware installs and no problems but I received some miss information on the web and didn't realize that I just need to boot from the external. So I put in the OS disc and couldn't get it out without going through the process of installing OSX on the new hardrive. So now I have a like new macbook but without the stuff on it from the old drive.

    1 How do I erase and reformat the new hardrive so i can start from scratch with the time machine backup from the external drive.

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You don't need to erase the newly installed OS, just go to Applications / Utilities / Migration Assistant and connect your Time Machine HDD and choose what you want to restore - applications and user data (your account(s) - home folder).


    Read the following for further information: .

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