At the end of Year 12 you can either purchase your device from the school, or you will be required to return your device to the Tech Centre. It is important to transfer your data to a hard drive prior to returning or purchasing your device to keep any data that you may wish to keep.

To do this, you will need to use an external hard drive. Once you plug in the hard drive you may be asked to back up using Time Machine. DO NOT do this. This will also take school licenses and programs such as Cyberhound, which will ultimately effect the data you transfer to your new device.  

It is also important to note that if you are purchasing a laptop, the Tech Centre will restore your laptop to a clean version of the latest OS X. This means you will not have school programs, for example, Office

After plugging in your hard drive and NOT backing up through Time Machine, complete the following steps; 

  1. Open Finder .
  2. Open your User Data file. 

    If your User File is not showing in your Sidebar, you will need to add it first; 
    1. Open Finder preferences.
    2. Under Sidebar options, make sure your user is ticked. 

  3. Open Edit and click on Select All. 

  4. Drag the selected files onto your hard drive. N.B. This may take some time. 

​If you have any further issues or queries, please feel free to contact the 1 Degree desk at either PLC or Scotch.  


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