How To Backup Mac To External Hard Drive Without Time Machine

Occasionally, if you plug your Seagate Barracuda external hard drive into your computer, it may not show up or be detected. Unfortunately, the disk and its contents (files and folders) will become inaccessible. The How To Backup Mac To External Hard Drive is a common problem with the Seagate Barracuda drives.

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PREPARING TO BACK UP:

  • Before backing up your Mac computer, make sure to use a spacious hard drive than your Mac’s drive.
  • Connect the USB cable to the Mac’s USB port and the external hard drive.
  • Next, format the external hard drive, which will help to work on your Mac’s Operating System.
  • If you do not format the drive, you can’t use it.
  • Now, open the Settings window on your Mac computer and select the Security & Privacy option from the list.
  • Select the FileVault tab at the top of the window.
  • Now, turn off the FileVault option.
  • Next, go back to the main screen on your Mac and click on the Apple icon.
  • Select the Restart option.
  • Wait for some time to restart your Mac computer.
  • Once your Mac turns on, press and hold the command and R buttons together.
  • Now, the Recovery icon will appear on your Mac’s screen. Follow the next instructions to back up your Mac computer.

You can follow the above instructions to back up your Mac computer.

BACK UP YOUR MAC:

  • Open the Applications window on your Mac and select Utilities from the menu.
  • Choose the Disk Utility option from the menu.
  • Next, click on the Continue button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select your external hard drive’s name from the left pane of the screen.
  • In the Disk Utility window, select the Edit tab at the top of the screen.
  • Choose the Restore option from the drop-down menu.
  • Now, select your Mac’s hard drive’s name from the Restore From drop-down list box and click on the Restore button.
  • Next, the backup process will start on your Mac computer.

Check How To Backup Mac To External Hard Drive Without Time Machine by following the above instructions.

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