backup hard drive question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flounder021, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. flounder021 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    hey everyone! just a real quick question, i bought an external hard drive just to be safe to back everything up and i was curious, i have all of my school documents like word and power point in folders on my desktop, now does TM copy those files too when i connect my hard drive or just what is on my internal hard drive? If i have to drag these into the hard drive to make copies i'll do it i was just curious though. Thank you in advance!
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    It will copy the hard drive you select in the preferences menu. I think you only have one hard drive, so it will copy everything on that drive. There's a map, which really is your "desktop" map. (it shows it in my finder) so it will copy those ofcourse as well.
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Your desktop is a subset of your internal hard drive.

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