Can I use Time Machine to only backup..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HE15MAN, May 21, 2010.

  1. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a

    HE15MAN

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    #1
    My Aperture, iMovie, and Documents folders?

    If so, how?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Exclude everything you don't want in the Options in the System Preferences Panel.
     
  3. HE15MAN thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HE15MAN

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    That is what I thought..so I should just exclude a million things, or is there a more straightforward way to do it?
     
  4. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    You have to start from the top and exclude about 10 folders (System, Library, etc..) or so to get what you want to backup.

    Unfortunately, there isn't a way to select what you want backed up; you have to pick what you DON'T want backed up.
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Isnt there a third-party app that lets you mess around with time machine preferences, like to set the time intervals and such? Timemachine edit or something like that? Maybe that one just lets you edit the times I'm not too sure but maybe search around, they may have created another third party app that might help you.
     

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