Back Up Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by carfac, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. carfac macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    Hey!

    I am using Backup 3 (i think- it is whatever you get for free with the mac). Anyway, as I try to back uip, only MY files B/u, not my wifes or daughters. OK, I do a think where all our accounts are "regular" and I figured it must be a permission thing. So I log in as Admin, and try again. Only some files, not all.

    ANy ideas????
     
  2. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

    SpankyPenzaanz

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    you can do a custom and select file/folders and then goto the users folder and find the files/folders to backup and that sjould work
     
  3. carfac thread starter macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    Thanks Spanky! I will try this tonight, when I am at my mac.

    Just got a nice External HDD- 400 gig seagate for 200!
     
  4. carfac thread starter macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    No Go.

    I just got home, logged in as admin, and clicked on the Users folder to select all the users files. As I look into the actual User directories, I see little red marks on the directories- this means they will NOT back up.

    For instance, in my daughters folder, Apllications is OK, Desktop & Documents have a red Minus sign, Games is OK, Library, Movies, Music and Pictures are redded out, Public and Sites are OK.

    Now what?
     
  5. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

    SpankyPenzaanz

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    Its not flashy or doesn't have a lot of flair but goto Plan -> Full Backup and see if that works
     

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