3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 10:49 AM by mende1
Gerald Gerdon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Backed up my MacBook to Time Machine.

Restarted MacBook with an external HD.

Repartitioned the MacBook to a single partition.

How do I use Time Machine to recover data to new partition on my MacBook?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,320 points)

    To restore a Time Machine backup:

     

    1. Press Command and R keys while your Mac is starting to start into OS X Recovery.

     

    2. Connect the external drive with the Time Machine backup, choose the option to restore the Time Machine backup and follow the steps.

     

    If you erased the whole drive and you have a Late 2009 or older MacBook, you may need to reinstall OS X in order to restore the Time Machine backup

  • Gerald Gerdon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks mende 1 for your response.

     

    I had trouble making your suggestion work.

    Remebered I had the start up CD I saved when loading Lion.

    Inserted the CD, started the MacBook, followed all directions and problem solved..

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,320 points)

    I always recommend to make a backup of the Lion installer on a DVD or USB drive, so you did it properly and you should keep that DVD. You are welcome