Repair and Restore with Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Martlets93, May 23, 2015.

  1. Martlets93 macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2011
    I have an early 2011 Mac Pro running Yosemite. it's been running a little slower than normal, so I cleaned it up and when I ran Onyx I was told the HD needed to be repaired. Unfortunately, during the repair I was told to back up my files and restore the HD.

    I'm running Time Machine on a Time Capsule. If I wipe my HD, as suggested, can I just restore it using my latest Time Capsule file? Will that put my computer back to how it is today, minus the issue, or just reinstall the same HD problem I have now?


  2. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    Yes, Time Machine will restore your files and applications.

    You may want to consider getting a new Hard drive. sounds like you may be experiencing a hardware/hard drive failure
  3. Martlets93 thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2011
    I'm hoping this fixes it, but if not it looks like it will be time to upgrade to a SSD. I was just concerned that I'd either lose data or re-add whatever issue it was having if I used the last Time Machine back up, since it was made after the existing issue.

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