6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2014 12:58 PM by Lambrettalad
Lambrettalad Level 1 Level 1

Hi,disc wiped ,OSX10.9 back on ,how do I restore my data from external hard drive ?Any help welcome .

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
Solved by Lambrettalad on Apr 9, 2014 9:47 AM Solved

Hi Andy Thank you millions ,I'll give this a try later ,I have an appointment with a pint of beer at six (UK time)

Reply by Andy-J-D on Apr 9, 2014 8:50 AM Helpful

There's Setup Assistant and Migration Assistant. The cleanest way to do it is Setup Assistant, but you only get that option once when you fire up a fresh install of OSX. If you're past that, you could reinstall OSX by booting with Command-R, or you could use Migration Assistant.

Setup/Migration Assistant instructions:


Reply by cbs20 on Apr 9, 2014 10:20 AM Helpful

The cleanest way to do it is neither of those methods. The cleanest method to transfer files back is drag and drop them from the external harddrive, but since you have a Time Machine backup the best way is to go into the Time Machine interface and restore files from the external drive to your internal drive. Why was the harddrive wiped Lambrettalad? Were you experiencing problems with the OS?

All replies