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  1. #1

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    Jul 11, 2008
    how to switch hard drive's data
    Hey, I bought a new harddrive for my macbook. How would i be able to switch everything thats on my old hard drive to my new one.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan

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    Member Since
    Jul 11, 2008
    can i just copy everything to an external HD? then copy it to my new one?

    also am i going to have to install leopard on the new HD that i get? or will it be installed when i copy all the files from the external?

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    you can use any of the apps chscag has mentioned to clone and back-up your drive.

    Then you can do a clean install of Leopard (recommended) - wiping all your old stuff off the macs drive

    Then you can use Migration Assistant in Utilities to migrate all your stuff (files apps music etc) to your new leopard installation from that back-up drive you made

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