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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Floppy Drive Access When your Mac runs on OS X 10.11 El Capitan-Scenario #3

Scenario #3: You made a bootable clone using Super-Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner of a pre-OS X 10.11 version of OS X. You’re in luck. Boot up from the clone.


1. Plug the USB external hard drive into a USB port. If you used a Firewire 400/800 drive to make the clone, use the Firewire port if your Mac has one.


2. See that the drive starts up, that the activity light flashes, and that the drive appears in the Finder’s sidebar.


3. Go to System Preferences. You want the Startup Disk system preference.


4. Select your external boot drive and click on Restart.


5. You’ve booted up with the older version of OS X that your Mac recognizes.


6. Plug in the external USB floppy drive and the external flash drive or USB hard drive.


7. Start copying the files!


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