Despite our undeserved reputation for complacency, every Mac user knows that sometimes things go wrong. When they do, we can usually boot into disk recovery mode to try and manage it. In this short guide I’ll tell you how to do it and share three more ways to save your Mac’s life.
When things go wrong, try recovery mode. All you need to do to access it is to restart your Mac and hold Command-R when you hear the startup sound. You can release these keys when the Apple symbol and gray progress bar appear on the display.
But what can you do if that doesn’t work?
Do you keep backups, right? You really should. If you have an external drive connected with a Time Machine backup, you can use the restore mode from backup. This can sometimes be the only way to repair (or at least recover data) from your Mac, particularly when you can’t get it online or its drive has been damaged.
Here’s how to use Time Machine backup …
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