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03-02-2008, 12:05 AM
After I back-up my current hard drive on my PowerBook G4 to an external hard drive, what are the steps to restore those files to a brand new hard drive on the same PowerBook G4?

Thank you for looking.

03-02-2008, 12:12 AM
See "Recovering from a disaster" in the User's Guide...

03-02-2008, 12:16 AM
Thanks Dave.

03-02-2008, 08:56 AM
I copied my files to a Mac Pro that has four hard drives. One of them contains the contents of my old hard drive.
After replacing the old hard drive with the new one I press the Option button on the PowerBook G4. I get the option to boot to the Mac OS X DVD that is in the DVD drive of the Mac Pro
How do I get the option to choose the drive that has the contents of my hard drive? Once that is accessed how do I start Super Duper to tell it to restore the files?

Thanks for your help.

03-02-2008, 09:55 AM
You can't boot from a hard drive that's in another Mac like that. Rather, you'd need to put the G4 into FireWire Target Disk Mode ("T" during startup), and use the MacPro to copy the files back to it.