Lost your Mac data? Here is how you can restore from a backup

Lost your Mac data? Here is how you can restore from a backup

Backing up your Mac is undoubtedly one of the smartest things you can do. If you are one of those who have a lot of precious data or sensitive information, creating a full backup of your device serves as the best way to make sure that your data is secure if in case your device crashes.

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Apple allows you to easily back up everything on your Mac using iCloud, so you can just restore your recent backup and continue where you left off. If you are struggling to restore your Mac from a backup, we are here to help.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to restore your Mac from a backup

  1. Steps to restore your Mac from a Time Machine backup

Time Machine is one of the easiest way to back up your Mac and it is very great for recovering your files you have removed from your device. If you back up your Mac using Time Machine, here is how you can restore your Mac.

Step one: First off, you need to reboot your Mac. Once the startup disc is waking up, all you need to do is to hold down the Command and R keys at the same time and you Mac will automatically boot into macOS Utilities

Step two: Once you are done, you need to select Restore from Time Machine Backup from the list and click Continue to proceed

Step three: Next up, click Continue on the Restore Your System Page and choose your Time Machine Backup to move to the next step

Step four: you are now supposed to click Continue, choose the most recent backup and hit Continue

  1. Steps to restore your Mac from a local backup

Step one: You first need to restart your Mac. Hold down the Command and R keys to boot your Mac into macOS Utilities

Step two: Next up, click on Disk Utility and hit Continue

Step three: You are now supposed to select your Mac’s hard drive and click the Restore tab at the top

Step four: Once you are done, you need to select the external hard drive that contains your backup. After that, select your Mac’s hard drive and click Restore.

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Let us know in the comments below if you stumble upon any issues during the process

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