This article will walk you through the steps to restore your backed up data to your new Mac computer.  You will need your storage device you used to back up your data, in order to complete this process.

Where to Start

First Step

Restore your data on MacOS:

  • Open Finder
  • From the "Go" menu

  • Select "Home".

  • From your Backup Source (external hard drive, USB flash drive, Google Drive, or your staff folder on the network), right-click (control+click) on a folder you would like to copy and select Copy.

  • Change back to your Home folder window, right-click (control+click) and select Paste.

  • Repeat steps 4-5 as many times as necessary to back up everything you need.

The amount of time that this takes depends on how much data is being restored.

*Important* Your new Mac has a relatively small amount of space for storage.  For that reason, we are asking that you do not copy personal data, and only copy up to 20GB of data back to your device as you may run into issues in the future.