Thank you for your review
Email me when discounted: 
NetRestore... Whether you're deploying five, five thousand, or 32,000 systems, NetRestore is the software deployment solution for you. Built on Apple's Apple Software Restore technology, NetRestore can be used to quickly and accurately restore a master disk image to a computer's hard disk while that disk image is hosted locally, on a network via AFP, or on the Internet via HTTP. NetRestore can also be used in conjunction with NetBoot to fully automate the deployment of a lab full of machines. NetRestore was designed to be very easy to use yet flexible, powerful, and extensible.

NetRestore features the following:

What's New

Version 3.4.6:


  • Updated the method for applying changes to the target volume's network configuration. Included a newer version of ncutil as well.
  • Resolved some issues handling errors during NTFS restores.

NetRestore Helper

  • The NetInstall-Restore disk image can now be mounted and restored to a local volume, allowing you more...


Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Mac OS X Server 10.4.6 or later for hosting NetInstall-Restore sets.

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

NetRestore User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Cerniuk Member IconComment+184

Link is broken and Mike's site 404 seems broken too.

Reply3 replies
Version 3.4.6

3.4.6 is still available for download @



You can also download it here:



Brothersoft link is also broken, and make sure you use Softpedia's mirror because the other points to the broken link on Mike's site.

Anonymous Member IconReview

This program is essential weather you are a lab admin or not. Absolutely Fantastic!

Developer is friendly, the code is open source, and you can change it to suit your needs.

Very cool Program. Big thank you to the developer.
Will send some money once I pay off my student loan.

thank you so much!

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Actually, it comes with the NetRestore Helper which will make your asr images very nicely which you can then deploy with NetRestore.

I have used this app to install/support our 450 Macs in my school for several years- it is essential for my job (and my sanity!).

We even have it set up so we can net boot any Mac and then immediately run NetRestore to image the machine from our list of prepared install images.

Kudos to Mike B for this excellent piece of code!

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0.1
Piero Member IconComment+0

Totally agree! This program is essential for all Admins! I too have used it to smooth the convertion from 9 to X.
Dont forget CarbonCopy! Rules totally for making images from source-discs!

Reply0 replies
Version 1.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

Our School district has used this program and fully "imaged" over 250 computers from OS 9 to OS X. It works very well. Apple does not have their own equivalent, but many apple people will tell you to use this program because there is nothing even close to it.

Reply0 replies
Version 1.2.2
user icon+5
Version 3.4.6
> 5 4


Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 39,858
Version Downloads 11,385
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 25 Jul 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free