Working with external HD on different computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skybolt, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    My macbook needs to go to the mac doctor, and I am thinking about using the clone on my external hooked up to my husband's macbook to get mail, download bank files, etc. Questions: Will I need to boot to the external to do my "business", or can I just access the drive from his desktop and do what I need to do? Also, will want to update my iTunes (podcasts) to my iPod while my computer is gone. Can I do that from the external clone as well? Seems I'd need to boot from the external to do that, or my iPod would see his iTunes?

    My plan has been to get a good Super Duper backup right before I take the MB in, use the clone while it is gone, and when it comes back, just do a SD clone from the external to the internal. Anyone see any problems with my plan?

    Anyone got a better idea?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    No need to boot, you can access your files while in your husband's MacBook. Just attach it and it'll be shown in desktop.

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