Am I backing up my HDD correctly?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by runninmac, May 26, 2006.

  1. runninmac macrumors 65816


    Jan 20, 2005
    Rockford MI
    I just sold my iBook G4 and need to ship it out today and my iPod is my only external hard drive (my applestore is out :() so I am just planing on reformatting my iPod and just dragging the folders that I need. Will that work? And lets say if I drag my iPhoto folder onto my iPod then when I get my MacBook could I just drag the iPhoto folder into iPhoto and have it keep the same order of the pictures?

    Also what folders do you suggest backing up. Im thinking my Music, Pictures, Documents folders; Certain videos and my Contacts. Anything else? Im pretty sure I don't need to backup my settings because they are fairly basic.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    ~/Library contains lots of useful stuff like contacts, mail, preferences etc.

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