Please forgive my ignorance, in advance. I’ve tried reading through the user manual, and although I consider myself reasonably intelligent, it’s just overload and I can’t figure out what I’m guessing is a pretty simple issue. So am sincerely hoping someone can help.
Here’s the situation:
I have a My Book for Mac that contains a complete back up of files that were once saved on my macbook. Last month my macbook died. I just took it into the Apple store and they couldn’t recover any data, and I had to buy a new hard drive, which they installed. Now I have a new blank hard drive on my macbook, and My Book which contains the files from old hard drive.
So my question: how do I retrieve the backup files currently sitting on My Book in a way that will distribute them in accordance with where all the files should go (e.g. putting my Itunes Library where it belongs so that when I launch Itunes all my music shows up)?
My big fear is that once I install the My Book on my new hard drive, it’ll do something crazy like overwrite the My Book to backup the current (new and blank) hard drive – and I’ll lose the backup of the old hard drive. Am I the crazy one for thinking this could happen? Do I just need to install it and then will be able to follow the instructions for retrieving backed up files?
Insights greatly appreciated (mockery humbly accepted as well, as long as its accompanied by help ). THANKS!