restore external hdd from timemachine on a new computer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by modular, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. modular macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2009
    1) I have an external drive that has crashed (lacie "rugged" - 3 months old HA). This HDD contains files only - no OS.

    2) I also have an external hdd that contains a timemachine backup of the lacie drive.

    3) However, the computer I'm working on has never been configured to use timemachine so it doesn't know about my backups. (backups were made using a loaner computer).

    Is there a specific way I should restore the time machine backup, or can I simple drag and drop all the contents of the "latest backup" folder onto my new drive?
  2. Steve-M macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009

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