Backup & Restore-Help User to Save the Mac Files

Talk about data which is stored on Mac, people will think about that the way to back up the important data so that it will not meet the data loss problem. But sometimes data loss is still cannot be avoided. Today let’s talk about backup and restore data on Mac

Ways for Backing Up Mac Data

1. Finder

back up mac filesYou may be surprised that the Finder which I choose here. Actually, the toolbar of Finder has the copy function. Move a document from Mac hard drive to other storage device through the Finder is also one way to back up the files, isn’t it? But, this method has its own limitation:

First of all, move some files from hard drive to other devices through the Finder may make some files lose or change.

Secondly, you cannot get a system that can be run even you move the whole document which is in charge of the operating system.

Thirdly, Finder doesn’t offer the timing or auto copy function.

Fourth, as a simple copy operation, there is no high level mechanism to speed up the copy process.

2. Apple Backup

Apple Backup is not offered by the Mac system. It is only designed for the Mac user to back up the files through remote backup. Apple Backup offering the timing function so the Mac users can set the time they want to back up the files. However, Apple Backup only helps in backing up the files but not the whole system. That means once the hard drive gets something wrong and the operating system crash. Mac users have to restore the system then use Apple Backup to recover the files.

3. NetInstall

NetInstall is a remote installation tool which is based on Mac OS X Server. It only purpose on installing software in bulk but not backup.

Ways to Restore Mac Data

restore Mac filesIt seems that hard to back up files, is that ture? You can also use iCloud to back up your files, but as I said at the beginning of this article, some file loss cannot be avoided like wrongly formatting or accidental deletion. At this moment, you may need a data recovery tool to restore your lost files.

How to choose a good tool to restore the lost files? This problem is not so difficult. The most important thing is that the software cannot do the write process but only read operation on your Mac ’cause the write process may make the data overwritten happen. Once this happens, it is very hard to recover your Mac data.

To restore the files, I recommend you to try uFly Data Recovery for Mac. It can save your lost data in easy steps below:

1. Install it on your Mac first but make sure don’t install it on the path where your files were lost from;

2. Start scanning when you choose the path the lost files were stored before;

3. After scanning is finished, you will see a list of found files on your left site, you can choose your target one to start the recovery process by clicking button “Recovery”.

After these steps, you will find that your lost files are back to you again.


1. Make sure don’t save the recovered files to the drive the lost files were there ’cause this can make the data overwritten happen. Once this happens, you will lose your files.

2. Detailed steps of file recovery for Mac you can check the other post by clicking this or visit the official website