View Full Version : Difference between Restore and Copy

12-17-2008, 09:50 PM
Hi all, newly registered.
I am going to be getting a larger internal drive for my MacPro and I would like to transfer all of the files etc. from my external backup drive to the new drive.
I read somewhere in one of these other posts that you could just use the "Copy all files" method but have them going the other way from the external to the main drive.
I also noticed that there is a Restore method available which sounds like one could use that too.
Could someone steer me in the right direction as to which is the right one to use.

12-17-2008, 11:23 PM
That's right, you'll use "Backup - all files" unless you've got a backup side-by-side on the same volume with Time Machine, in which case you should use "Restore - all files". The only difference i sthat "Restore..." doesn't copy the Time Machine backups to the main drive (which you don't want).