Time Machine Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mjfarsi, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. mjfarsi macrumors member

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    I have a question. I had a MacBook and did a time machine backup. I then bought a new computer, and transferred all of my data. I have been working for a couple of weeks on the new computer, but have decided to switch back to the old computer. What is the best way to get my new data on my old macbook.

    I can do a time machine back up of the new system, but once I have it, how do I get it on the old computer without formatting the system?

    Let me know.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You could use Chrono Sync to synch both computers or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your data back to the other Mac.
     
  3. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

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    Also, if someone can recommend a good portable Firewire hard drive, I am looking for one.


    Thanks for the help!
     
  4. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

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    Surely there is something easier?

    Maybe i will just restore from time machine. What is the best way to do this?
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    There is also the option of the Migration Assistant (Applications > Utilities), where you can choose from a TM backup.

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  6. lopoz macrumors regular

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