colors in time machine for your backups

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tording99z28, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. tording99z28 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    In time machine now with lion my my dates on the right side some of them are in silver and some in purple. This is new since lion, was curious if anyone knows why this is? In SL they were all silver. Any thoughts?
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    Are you on a laptop?

    I think it has to do with the way Time Machine now store some local backups on the laptop itself. Those silver lines show what snapshots are stored locally.

    If you look at the lines in Time Machine and note the dates/times. Then if you go to in Finder:

    Go -> Go to folder: /Volumes

    You'll see a MobileBackups folder. In mine on my Macbook which I backup with Time Capsule....I see folders corresponding to the local MobileBackups.

    On my Mac Pro which backs up to an external FW drive....I don't see any silver lines in the TM interface.


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