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How To Restore Your MacBook | 5 Steps

Looking to restore your Mac? Backing up data is something we should all do regularly, and anyone who has ever lost important files when their Mac crashed will agree. When it comes to restoring MacBook, there are lots of different options depending on whether you want to restore one or two files or your whole Mac.

You can only restore files that have been backed up with Time Machine first. If you want to know how to back up your Mac with Time Machine, check out our guide here. We’ll go through them all here and show you how to restore your Mac from Time Machine.

How To Restore Your MacBook | Follow The Steps Below

Here I will discuss some of the tested methods, following which you can restore Your MacBook without losing your data.

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How To Restore Mac From Time Machine

However, you’ll never have to worry about losing your files again, If you have set Time Machine up on your Mac. The Time Machine app is a built-in backup application on your computer that can recover individual files, restore your Mac to an earlier version, or set up a new Mac. Here’s how to restore MacBook with Time Machine.

  • First of all, ensure your Time Machine backup disk is connected to your computer. 
  • Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
  • Then click on System Preferences
System preferences(restore your mac)
  • Click the Time Machine icon
  • Enable Show Time Machine in menu bar box.
Enable Show Time Machine in menu bar.
  • Click the Time Machine icon in the menu bar. 
  • Then select Enter Time Machine from the drop-down list.
Enter Time Machine
  • Choose the file or folder you want to restore. You may see all your past saves stacked on top of one another. You’ll too see when the backup was made by looking at the timeline within the bottom-right corner. You’ll utilize the space bar to see the file to make sure it’s the proper one.
  • Then click on Restore. It will restore the item and copy the file back to its original location.

How To Restore macOS With Time Machine Backup

Time Machine is also built into macOS Utilities in the Recovery Partition, so if your Mac can’t start up normally and you need to start up in Recovery mode, you can restore it from a Time Machine backup. Also, Migration Assistant can use Time Machine to allow you to move data easily from an old Mac to a new one. Here are the steps:

  • Ensure your Time Machine backup disk is connected to your computer. 
  • Restart your Mac.
  • To start your Mac in Recovery Mode, press the Command+R keys simultaneously.
  • Release the keys after the Apple logo appears.
  • Select Restore from Time Machine backup, from the macOS Utilities
  • Then click Continue.
Restore from Time Machine backup,
  • On the Restore from Time Machine page, click Continue.
  • Select your Time Machine backup disk as the restore source, then click Continue.
select a restore source
  • Select a backup by date, then click Continue.
  • Select the hard disk on your Mac that will receive the backup contents and click Restore.
  • When the restore MacBook is done, restart your Mac.

How To Restore Your Mac From A Local Backup

  • Restart your Mac.
  • To start your Mac in Recovery Mode, press the Command+R keys simultaneously.
  • Release the keys after the Apple logo appears.
  • Select Disk Utility, from the macOS Utilities, and click on Continue
dick utility
  • Select your Mac’s hard drive.
  • Click the Restore tab at the top of the Disk Utility window.
  • Select the external hard drive that your cloned backup is stored next to Restore From.
  • Select your Mac’s hard drive next to Restore to.
  • Click Restore.
  • When it is done, restart your Mac.

How To Restore Mac To Factory Settings

A factory reset, also known as hard reset or master reset, is a software restore of an electronic device to its original system state by erasing all of the information stored on the device. Here is how to restore the Mac to factory settings:

  • Click the Apple logo in the menu bar.
  • Click on System Preferences
  • Select Erase All Contents and Settings.
  • Enter your password, and select OK.
  • Select the Erase All Content & Settings button.

At this time, your Mac will go black and restart. Let this process happen — don’t try to turn off, unplug or interact with the computer in any way — and when it’s done you’ll see the familiar “Hello” screen.

How To Restore Your Mac To An Earlier Version

Many apps automatically save versions of documents as you work on them. At any time, you can browse through document versions and go back to an older version. Here is a quick guide:

  • On your Mac, open the document, then choose File > Revert To > Browse All Versions.
  • Click tick marks along the timeline to browse versions.
  • Display the version you want to restore to this version, click Restore

So here is the step-by-step method On How To Restore Your Mac. You can take the help of Professionals if you are facing any kind of issue with your MacBook.

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Conclusion On How To Restore Your Mac

Hopefully, now most of your queries are cleared. Restoring your Mac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air is a straightforward process but it erases all data stored on the Mac. That’s why you should create a backup first (via Time Machine) before restoring it to its original settings.

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