Save everything to Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Keto10, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Keto10 macrumors newbie

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    I would like to know how to save all the things on my macbook on to a hard drive. I am going to archive and install so i would need to back up all my things like music, pictures etc. Thanks
     
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    Look into Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper. You can also use Time Machine if you are on Leopard. Read up a bit on them before using them. And if you do a backup, make sure you check it works first.

    For Archive and Install, you don't HAVE to make a back up (but I'd recommend backing up important material anyway) -- you can tell the machine to keep all the settings and options intact. For Erase and Install, you have to have a back up, if you want to bring things back.
     

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