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  1. #1

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    Jan 16, 2005
    Time machine as backup
    I a leaving my macbook in for repair as the casing cracked. I want to backup everything and wipe the computer. If I use time machine will I be able to restore my computer when I get it back to its original state?
    What is the best way to wipe my machine and restore it when I get it back?

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    Member Since
    Aug 20, 2007
    New Jersey
    15" MacBook Pro, 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HD
    I had a similar issue when I initially tried to run Bootcamp. I ended up accidentally wiping my OS 10 partition, but when I finally got it loaded again, it gives you the option of restoring from a Time Machine backup. You just pick the last instance Time Machine ran, and you should be all set. Good luck!


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    Member Since
    Jan 16, 2005
    yea but if I wipe it and send it in and they fix it or replace it will I simply be able to plug in my hard drive and restore everything again?

    Also how do I know what time machine backs up? Will it automatically do everything like docs, pics movies bookmarks address book email prefs

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    Mar 03, 2008
    Annapolis, MD
    Macbook, 2.2 GHz, 4GB RAM

    If you haven't already acted, you could download the free version of SuperDuper and it will make you a bootable backup.

    It's easy, it'd free. It's so good, I'll bet you buy it later.


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