2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 7:09 AM by mende1
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I just took over a few Mac book pro. But there maybe important information on the hard disk. How can I back up this hard disk to an external and reformat the hard disk? As there are many locks and restrictions on this current setting :( pls advice thanks

MacBook Pro
  • sig Level 8 (35,785 points)

    Whose information is it? Yours? The previous owners?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,176 points)

    You can back up the hard drive into an external drive by two ways:


    1. Use Time Machine to back up the external disk > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427


    2. Clone the disk using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper.


    If you can, make both backups on one or two external disks to get the advantages of Time Machine and the clone. Also, if you only want to back up some files, you can copy them to an external disk and restore them after reinstalling Mac OS X