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December 29, 2014 Jon 22 Comments

External USB Hard Disk Format Recovery

http://download.icare-recovery.com-go.biz/icaredrs.exe If you mistakenly format an external USB hard disk, you might be quite upset because there is importan…

In this tutorial video, I show you how to completely restore your Mac from a Time Machine Backup. This is typically done if you’ve replaced a failed hard dri…
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  1. Manuel Arciniega
    December 29, 2014 - 9:18 pm

    But if I make like the video, I lost all the file who were in my external
    hard disc?, I mean, If, I made the backup to the time machine, then I
    restore from factory the machine and then try to add the external hard disc
    to the new system, my files still there even if are from software like,
    Ill**trator or Photoshop?

    I really don’t understand how to back up my files, reset my macbook pro and
    then return my files to keep working, sorry!

  2. Simpii™
    December 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm

    So I turned my Mac back on and I got that screen where it says restore from
    time machine, reinstall OS X, get help online, and disk utility just like
    you but I don’t have that USB stick like you do. What do I do? Please help
    this is very important. 

  3. Simpii™
    December 29, 2014 - 9:57 pm

    Also I’m not completely sure if ever done a back up on time machine

  4. xSnipexScopezx
    December 29, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    I’m using os X yosemite and I have a bootable USB but the problem is that
    OS X Mavericks is on the bootable USB. Is that bad or doesn’t it matter wat
    OS X version is on the USB? I have a backup from Time Machine of OS X
    yosemite. Sorry for my bad english.

  5. Christopher Neal
    December 29, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    This is awesome! Thank you! :)

  6. revernance
    December 29, 2014 - 11:35 pm

    Great video! What kind of external hard drive do you have, it looks gooey,
    like if you drop it it wouldn’t break. I want something like that!

  7. Zena Merton
    December 30, 2014 - 12:13 am

    I’ve just tried using a mac usb stick fro Lion 10.7, which I’d used before,
    but when I selected it and clicked on the arrow the grey screen just went
    to a no entry sign – a diagonal line through a circle. Any ideas?

  8. SkateLocal
    December 30, 2014 - 1:00 am

    Does anyone know what wallpaper is used at 0:00 of the video?? ill sub 

  9. Lori Biggs
    December 30, 2014 - 1:16 am

    I viewed your utube video that tells you how to restore from time machine
    on a mack. I am having trouble. My mac is a desktop purchased snow leopard
    in 1-2010. It has Macintosh HD 958.86 GB available space and 998.84 GB
    space total. I have an external drive that I am trying to restore
    information from. My computer crashed a few weeks ago and I ended up
    putting in my original disc to resonate my applications. After I did the
    install my computer was virtually like new with a new operating system
    “Yosemite”. I have no photos or doc*ments left.

    Eventually I figured out how to open the utilities and opened disc utility
    and even found “Restore” (although I am not sure I could again). I went
    into my external drive) and it showed that I have 1.37 TB free and 2TB of
    maximum capacity.

    The utility wanted me to drag a selection from the left side bar in order
    to locate my passport backup to the location I selected. The problem is, it
    said it would remove the one I selected (Macintosh HD) and use passport
    instead. Of course I was concerned about doing this because I don’t want to
    play games with whatever information might still be on my mac.


  10. RATC08
    December 30, 2014 - 1:27 am

    If I’m attempting to create a backup and remove Yosemite to revert back to
    Mavericks, will restoring the drive from a back up automatically reinstall
    Yosemite again?

  11. TheRidgite
    December 30, 2014 - 2:13 am

    Fantastic. Thanks heaps. At first few tries didn’t work and I didn’t think
    anything was going to happen. But decided to try once more (6th time) and
    your instructions worked to the letter. Was a wonderful sight to see all my
    docs, music , photos and mail return fro the external drive to my recovered

  12. Josie Tenore
    December 30, 2014 - 3:02 am

    Any way to restore a Mac from a TimeMachine Backup from another computer? 

  13. Hatef Yamini
    December 30, 2014 - 3:03 am

    Perfect presentation. Thank you!

  14. Zena Merton
    December 30, 2014 - 3:07 am

    Cheers, mate. But is there anyway that you can make your new drive also
    have the recovery partition?

  15. Andrew Murray
    December 30, 2014 - 3:48 am

    Awesome video I forgot how we wiped the hard drive and reloaded from time
    machine. Thanks :)

  16. Verbotten
    December 30, 2014 - 4:11 am

    I was under impression that Time Machine was only file backup but from what
    I see here it apparently backs up your apps also? Like Adobe and others,
    even mail settings?
    I thought only “cloning” soft could do this like CCC or Superduper.

  17. JohnHemmings
    December 30, 2014 - 4:56 am

    Thanks for helpful video: mind if ask, I have a Passport backup ready to
    go, but App store no longer has OS Mountain Lion, and only has OS Yosemite.
    If I download that, will I still be able to restore my Time Machine back up
    from the Passport?

  18. mokruxa
    December 30, 2014 - 4:57 am

    what if there is no bootable drive? 

  19. Adis Babaca
    December 30, 2014 - 5:22 am

    i deed ask you something if you know what i mean i called apple they told
    me to go apple store i asked them my macbook air space space disappears it
    self i also copied how much originally got space still doing it anyway even
    they restored me my bad boo i just don’t understand why macbook air my 13
    inch does that they told me its normal i still don’t understand why i
    didn’t downloaded not a picture anything because I’m only trying using for
    online not some downloadable because apple isn’t made for games normally
    you can play still i didn’t purpose for this only reason purposed it
    because mac doesn’t have problem one thing bothers me is this space keep
    disappearing how can this be normal its really ending what about you’re
    mac book did you notice same thing or you’re macbook is different than my
    thicker little my is really slim one if you response tell me if you know
    what I’m talking about ill be glad to tell me 

  20. Eva Carrillo
    December 30, 2014 - 5:53 am

    I did everything you did except the disk utility action because I found you
    video late. Will my computer be okay?

  21. rajus0
    December 30, 2014 - 6:06 am

    Hi Geek out tech. Your tutorial is great but i am running into a problem.
    when i boot the laptop and select the drive and repartition it into 1
    partition it just says error disk can not unmount. did you ever get that
    problem how can i fix it?

    many thanks 

  22. Scott Davenport
    December 30, 2014 - 6:53 am

    Thanks for a clear and straightforward video. Just did this to upgrade my
    disk on Mavericks. Worked like a charm.

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