MacBook Pro :: Put Data Back From An External File/HDD?
Mar 14, 2012
My HD recently failed, sent my macbook back to apple and they replaced the HD and recovered the data. However, the data is sitting in one large file on my desktop and the rest of the computer is reset. It means that when I open applications e.g. iTunes, Mail etc none of my previous data is there. Is there any way I can put everything back how it was?¬†
i just deleted a file and wanted to use the new glorious "put back" function in SL that moves a trashed file back to it's place.However neither by right-clicking on the file in the trash nor in the file menu there is a "put back" option.Where is it?Edit: Ok i find this very strange. On this particular file there was no "put back" but when i do on another folder/ file there is. WTF?
Ok. So I'm trying to recover my files from an old powerbook harddrive. I have it hooked up to my macbook pro via a usb harddrive enclosure. Everything looks like it shows up, but I can't find my personal files. The drive was totally full, and when I click on info it reads that there is 55 gb used. But when I look at it in finder and use command-j and select "calculate all sizes" there is only 5 gb accounted for.
I don't plan to upgrade my relatives computers to iCloud. There are conflicting answers about whether they will lose their .mac and me.com email addresses after June 30, 2012.† Does anyone have a definitive answer?
Everytime I try to convert old Quicken data files so I can use the new Quickens Essentials I get the message: "There was an error installing and launching the Quicken File Exchange Utility."¬† So I can't launch Quicken Essentials until I can convert the old data.¬†
Info: MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3), MacBook13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008
I own a uMBP late 09 running 10.6.2. Recently, i bought a Seagate FreeAgent Go 320Gb to use as back-up for both Mac and Windows. I partitioned it into equal HFS+ and FAT32, the former exclusively for Time Machine (which i will be using for the first time), and the latter for Windows.
Initial back-up via TM was successful, as i was able to store about 80Gb of data from my Macintosh partition into the ext drive. The problem is this : After several days of backing-up data, Time Machine displays the same set of files as the initial one. During this time, i have made various additions to my iTunes library as well as movie clips and other documents. These changes/additions did not reflect on the subsequent back-ups made by TM. The initial size of the back-up data stayed the same, pegged at 80Gb.
Am i doing something wrong here? The ext drive does not remain connected to my notebook always, and i only do force back-ups via the TM icon. Also, i have not encountered a single error/failed message when backing-up. On the options menu, i excluded only the Download folder. No other settings were altered.
I have an ibook 10.4. Its my girlfriends she gave it to me to use since my PC broke. She has one of the newer ones. But a lot of her photos were saved in iphoto. So I'm not sure what happened but I restarted the computer and now itunes is reset and iphoto is reset, microsoft word isnt on the computer anymore. Most other files are still there. But I know she is going to kill me for losing all these photos! I bought this digitial picture frame from Brookstones I'm going to put pictures of us on it and send it to her for V-day. It came with a CD to load the software on it. It works with both mac and PC. It was working fine then I went out to the bar for a little bit. I had used the software fine and already uploaded a few photos before the bar. So I come home to reopen the software and its taking forever, the icon is just bouncing up and down. So I restart the computer. When it comes back the dock is larger, itunes and iphoto is reset. WTF happened?! and how can i change it back? I know PC's have that option where you can revert back to an earlier time.
I got a very wierd issue going on with my 2TB Western Digital External HD that is connected to my Macbook Air.
All of my folders show the contents when using Windows XP (thur BootCamp) except for one folder, which I have all my movies in. The folders has 24GB of movies in it that I transfered to my external drive from another external HDD while using Snow Leopard (dont know if that matters).
Well I cant see any of the movies in that folder when it open. Its completely empty. But when I check the properties on it shows 24GB. However last night I transferd 15 movies into the folder (They are included in that 24gb) and I can see all 15 movies. But not the rest.
Managing a MBP with SSD and external drives for data?
Its come to the point of upgrading my 2007 MBP 2.4 to a new i7 that I'm thinking of ordering it with a SSD drive. Its the biggest 'hit' to increase performance it seems. Problem is the size of the SSD drives for cost. I can justify the 256GB model but not $1300 for 500GB which would be ideal, and even if I wait 6 months or so to get a 500GB I don't see the price coming down all that much. So...
Let say I order an APPLE SSD in my MBP and use it for a boot drive and some files. How do I configure/set-up the external drive to read its files for Aperture, iTunes, documents.... Thinking now is that I would use a WD 2TB external drive in RAID so I have the files on one 1TB and auto back-up on the other 1TB in one inclosure, and another 1TB drive for Time Machine.
This kind of limits my portability, so I'm also thinking I'd also have a portable larger HD to take with me when I need it. How do I sync the files I'm working on and adding to on one external drive with the other (as easy as possible)?
I may be thinking this all wrong, so any suggestions besides just the 'how to?'
Relatively new to Mac. In Mac Mail, I accidentally dragged some of the default mailboxes (Drafts) out of the Mailboxes Pane on the left up to the top bar and they disappeared without so much as a warning message to let me know! I can't seem to find a way to get them back or the mail that was in them.
I have a new iMac that backs up regularly with Time Machine. I find that the Time Machine backups are for more data than my iMac hard drive changes. For example, yesterday it did three backups that I noticed. One was for about 300MB and the other for about 700MB and one for 2 MB. Right now it is doing a 1GB backup. The only changes I did to the iMac between yesterday and today were a few e-mail downloads (not more than 2MB) and a few pictures were imported (about 30MB).
Does anybody know why Time Machine is backing up so much data when nothing is changing on my Mac? My entire hard drive is about 62GB right now and it started at about 58GB. My Time Capsule hard drive that hosts the TM backups has used about 130GB of data. It had only used about 60GB of data after the initial backup about a month ago.
First the hardware: MacBook 3,1 Santa Rose Intel 2.20 Ghz SATA: FUJITSU MHY2160BH 149.05 GB Journaled HFS+ I recently reinstalled OS X, and before doing so I used Disk Utility of the install disc to earse the HD (the security option i chose was "don't erase data") I want to recover some files from my old user (Music & Picutres folder in home) so I got Disc Rescue II and did a scan. DSII found the folders so how do I go about restoring them? Will I need an external drive that is atleast the same size as the files I want to recover? I have over 40GB of music but only a 8GB thumb drive.. Will it be possible for me to get my files back?
My iTunes music files were stored on an external hard drive. But, unfortunately, the iTunes library file must have been on the laptop hard drive. Now, when I open iTunes music library and playlists are empty, despite my having 120GB of music on the connected hard drive.
Short of dragging and dropping all the music files into the iTunes window, is there any other way of "telling" iTunes where to find my music? I have tried "organize library" and nothing happens.
My Macbook Pro has been not updating, crashing applications, and force restarting. The problem has finally showed itself this morning. Finder crashed and when I tried to open it, I got a " Cannot open because file or application does not have a back up on time machine, and it is corrupted or incomplete (null)
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
I bought my 13inch unibody mac about a month ago and i dont want to save all my media files to the internal hard drive and crash it like i've done my last couple of computers so i bought an external hard drive. It came up as time capsule and backs up perfectly but I just want to know now that i have the hard drive how do i save directly to it and not on the internal hard drive.
I had to get a new hard drive put into my macbook pro because it was failing. So, I moved all my data onto an external hard drive so I would not lose anything. But now I cannot get iphoto or imovie back onto my computer. It says I cannot open it because it is a time machine back up. I don't want to have to purchase iPhoto and iMovie again just because I had to replace my hard drive.
the mid-2012 MBA is my first mac ever and I'm learning something new everyday. Today, I tried transferring a document from my desktop to my external hard drive and was not able to. Now transferring files from the HD to the mba, totally doable. Vice versa? No dice. A bit of google searching led me to conclude that I can't backup files on my current HD... which is a pity since it's a 1 TB, had it for almost a year, and was hoping to ride this thing for a few more years. ¬†
So what do I do now? Does this also mean that I can no longer use my tiny 4/8gb flashdrives to save things on the go? Are there any softwares that would allow me to write files onto my current external HD and flash drives?
i just bought myself a shiny Western Digital My Passport Studio Portable, pre-formatted to use Mac file types.Its all working fine with my Macbook Pro, via firewire 800, the only issue I have is getting the 550gb of files I currently have on an old NTFS external drive to the new WD passport?Any advice on the best way? Or any way at all?
My hard drive crashed. Luckily I have a recent Back up made on an external USB drive made under 10.4. The new hard drive has had 10.5 installed on it. However, I need to restore from the 10.4 back up. Migration assistant doesn't see the back up disk.
how do you remove back up data from the memory storage? my storage data states that i have over 80gb of data used for back ups and i dont know why as i use a external hard drive as a time machine .now my 250gb flash storage is nearly full..
Info: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
I have a 500GB external HD but a 250HD on my macbook. is it possible to partition the HD 300GB for time machine and 200 for storage of data and files? If so, how would I go about doing that? I just don't want to waste a 500 GB external if my HD is only 250GB.