How to Create a Data Recovery External Drive
What do you do when your Macbook Pro won’t boot – not even in Recovery Mode – because of a corrupted drive, and the external drive with your Time Machine backup is kaput as well?
Even in the age of low-cost external Macbook Pro backups, this is what happened to Megan Lavey-Heaton at MacWorld. The 18-month-old hard drive in her MacBook Pro was corrupt, and her external Time Machine disk that was barely two years old was toast too. Now she needed to get everything off the corrupted Macbook Pro, by means of creating a data recovery external drive, that the primary computer uses as a boot drive instead of the corrupted drive.
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