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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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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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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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richieg,

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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