Back Up 101

Get off everything you need!

IMPORTANT: READ ME!

By now you should have a flash or external drive to store your digital clutter. Dr. Smith requires that one of our tech / media team signs off on your backup! Once you follow the steps below, please submit the form below so we can check you off.


DO NOT USE TIME MACHINE TO BACKUP YOUR MACHINE. THIS WILL NOT WORK TO TRANSFER MATERIAL BACK TO YOUR COMPUTER!


We have provided visual screenshots, textual step-by-step AND video directions. We will also host a backup party on Thursday, May 21 after school. If you try the directions and find you still need help, that's a perfect opportunity for individual help!

What do I need to get off?

You are responsible for backing up and moving your own digital clutter. This includes the obvious things:

- Documents

- Photos

- Videos

- Mail stored in your Postage Stamp mail program

and some things that may not be as obvious to you because they have always been moved for you:

- Sticky Notes where you have stored passwords

- Bookmarks for resources you use in Safari

- Contacts for students / parents stored in your Address Book

How do I get it off?

Text-Based Directions - View in Google or Print Out

Video Tutorials

How to Organize Finder
How to Search Finder
How to prepare Photos to for Refresh
How to move iTunes Music
How to prepare Documents for switch to new Mac
Customize Finder Sidebar
How to Back-up Contacts
How to Move Safari Bookmarks