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Hey everybody,

So I decided to reinstall OSX from scratch.

I thought I did everything (SuperDuper my main drive), but then I forgot to back up or export iCal and Address Book.

Is there a way to get them onto the main drive from my superduper backup?

 

Thanks,

 

Alan

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Hey everybody,

So I decided to reinstall OSX from scratch.

I thought I did everything (SuperDuper my main drive), but then I forgot to back up or export iCal and Address Book.

Is there a way to get them onto the main drive from my superduper backup?

 

Thanks,

 

Alan

Boot from the backup and export everything to the internal drive.

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Thanks for the reply...

I'll try that...

 

Alan

 

Boot from the backup and export everything to the internal drive.

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Thanks for the reply...

I'll try that...

 

Alan

You can just navigate to your desktop and put the files there then reboot and boot form the internal drive. Now you will have what you need sitting on your desktop. Just import and your good.

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Thanks again,

I have been trying to figure out how to boot from a USB external drive.

I tried "CMD-OPT-SHIFT-DELETE" and "option", but it does not recognize my drive as a boot drive...

I am going to look for a firewire adapter for my SATA drive.

 

Alan

 

You can just navigate to your desktop and put the files there then reboot and boot form the internal drive. Now you will have what you need sitting on your desktop. Just import and your good.

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You can only boot from USB for an intel mac so if your isn't intel you will need a firewire setup.

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You are right, I have a PPC iMac.

I hope they sell the FireWire adapter here on Oahu or I am in for a long wait to sync my iPhone.

Thanks for the help.

I'll post when I get the adapter.

 

You can only boot from USB for an intel mac so if your isn't intel you will need a firewire setup.

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I found a firewire adapter for my SATA drive.

It is a Vantec NexStar 3 enclosure.

I hooked it all up and I tried "CMD-OPT-SHIFT-DELETE" and also "option", but it still does not recognize my drive as a boot drive...

Is it possible that I did the backup wrong?

Any ideas?

Man... I am back to square one.

 

Thanks,

Alan

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I guess I could always pull out the internal drive and install the original backup...

Ohhh I dread that...

 

Alan

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I suspect that the enclosure is the problem. It has an Initio chipset and while I don't know anything about Initio I think you want an Oxford 911 or 924 chipset in order to be able to boot from it. You didn't say what size drive but I use this piece http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817347013

 

I am using a 3.5 drive.

Do you know/recommend any 3.5 enclosures?

 

Thanks,

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I am using a 3.5 drive.

Do you know/recommend any 3.5 enclosures?

 

Thanks,

Just look for anything with the oxford 911 chipset and you should be fine. www.macsales.com has a bunch although I think you can find better prices.

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So I bit the bullet and I removed the new drive and I installed the old drive (superduper copy).

When I booted up, I got a folder icon (i think that is the cannot find OS error).

My wife reminded me that all our calendars are sync'd with MobileMe.

So I think that iCal will be OK.

Is there a way to get at least my contacts from my iPhone to the iMac or maybe MobileMe.

A local Mac shop suggested I use Migration Assistant.

I tried and I didn't know which folder the iCal and Address Book is stored.

 

Any Other ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Alan

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