How do I restore data from an external hard drive back to a restored mac?

how do I restore data from an external hard drive back to a restored mac?

Hello, Esmin77.  
Thank you for visiting Apple Support Communities.  
I see you want to restore your MacBook Pro from an external drive.  Here is an article that may help you with this process if you used Time Machine to backup these files.  
OS X Yosemite: Recover your entire system
Cheers, 
Jason H.  

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