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Switching between two macs.

My wife needs a faster computer so I told her she could have mine and I would take hers. She has a mac pro and I an air. What steps do I do first besides backing up the computers do I have to do to make this happen. Also, side note. I already deleted hers and rebooted it but I could not do it from my backup in my airport extreme for some reason. I accidentally deleted her backup from the hard drive so I pulled it out of the trash can and put it on the desktop. I am not deleting the old backups from the external hard drive so I have room to put the backup back into the hard drive....I know, I screwed up and I am trying to fix it. Any suggestions?

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Clarification Request
Exactly what are these "backups"?

In reply to: Switching between two macs.

Time Machine or some third part backup software or just a bunch of files that were dragged off to another drive?

Another question concerning who has what computer and what versions of same.

I'm having a slight problem understanding how an Intel Xeon processor, (or two) running at anything up to 3.46GHz with quad cores or 2.67GHz with 12 cores and up to 128GB of Ram, is actually slower than a Macbook Air.

You sure it's a Mac Pro she has and not a Macbook Pro? There's a world of difference


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In reply to: Exactly what are these "backups"?

Yes, sorry, it is a Macbook pro. So this was a backup from her computer that I deleted and then copied back onto her desktop from the external drive trash can after I reformatted her computer.

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OK, moving right along here,

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back to my original question.

I realize that the "backups" came from her MBP and that you accidentally deleted them, but, how were these "backups" created in the first place.


Post was last edited on February 6, 2017 4:44 AM PST

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hard drive backup

In reply to: OK, moving right along here,

She would back up her computer to an external hard drive.

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What program would she use?

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Time Machine, Acronis, Finder, ...?
If you tell more, we might be able to tell more.

Post was last edited on February 8, 2017 12:32 PM PST

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