Hi Folks, Have had my Mac Mini for about 2 weeks now and in that time I have messed around wiping the operating system, re-installing it, familiarising myself etc. Anyhow, by using common sense and some help from Google searches I have managed to build a system which looks pretty good. As expected, I have a few questions (9 or 10 or so actually) but firstly need to ask the all important one. How do I save a complete working copy of my HDD to DVD or a DMP file? I have used a program called Carbon Clone Copier to create a backup of my HDD to a flash drive, but the contents of the flash drive are a few folders (application, Library, system etc) and although my flash drive is bootable, I need to copy it elsewhere so I can re-use my flash drive (can I simple copy those files and folders elsewhere?). Please can someone advise the best way of transferring the files from my flash drive so that they would be re-usable incase of HDD failure and/or a better method of copying my HDD to an image file. Many Thanks TK ps - Will trying searching for the answers to my other noob questions before posting ;-) but wanted to get this sorted asap. pps - Loving the MAC looking forward to sharing my experiences with you all.