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TomAtAlki
03-13-2008, 06:08 PM
Hi All, I'm getting a new, larger hard drive for my 12" PowerBook G4 and it will have Tiger on it but (of course) nothing else. I have never had to restore my hard drive so how do I put everything else back onto the new drive. I am totally backed up on an external drive using SuperDuper.

Thanks, Tom

dnanian
03-13-2008, 06:23 PM
You start up from your backup and "Backup - all files" back to the internal. See "Recovering from a disaster" in the User's Guide...

TomAtAlki
03-15-2008, 06:14 PM
I started from my external and tried to go from my ext to the new internal using SD! but the from ext (My Book 1) to the int (Mac HD) Mac HD was faded out and couldn't be clicked. So I opened Disk Utility and did a restore from My Book 1 to Mac HD. When it was done I got a box "Restore failure. An error (2) occurred while copying (No such file or directory)."

It looks like the backup worked but my desktop is not the way it was and it wants to set up mail again etc. Did I screw up completely or can I somehow restore my new Hard drive to be the same as my old hard drive, only bigger.

Thanks, Tom

dnanian
03-15-2008, 07:16 PM
Try clean installing the OS to the new drive. Then, during the first startup from the new drive, when prompted to "copy from another Mac", point it at the backup. It'll bring in your applications and data.

TomAtAlki
03-15-2008, 07:28 PM
Thanks Dave. When I do as you suggest will it also bring in email, bookmarks, music, and all those type things?

dnanian
03-15-2008, 07:31 PM
That's the general idea of migration, yes.

TomAtAlki
03-15-2008, 07:37 PM
I'll do it. Thanks again, Tom

TomAtAlki
03-16-2008, 05:13 PM
Done and all is well. Thanks Dave and SD!.

Tom