Customize Time Machine (or other way) to backup?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Saurus504, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Saurus504 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2015
    Probably going to trade my iMac in towards a new Macbook. I currently have it backing up to an external hard drive, but I really don't want everything to get transferred over. My main worries are everything in Photos and my music and excel, word, and PP.

    I've seen on here to use migration assistant, but when I opened that up, looks like the only way that would help is if I bought the new Macbook before trading the iMac in.
  2. Dayv macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2009
    Go to System Preferences > Time Machine > Options. There's a field there to add things you *don't* want backed up. interface seems a bit slow when selecting a lot of items, though.
  3. Saurus504 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2015
    Sweet, thanks!

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