Do I need to backup individual files if I use Time Machine?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kat.hayes, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    Is there any reason to be concerned with using an external drive for backing up settings for programs, extensions for browsers, bookmarks, databases for programs, etc. if I am using Time Machine? I use to make a master folder with subfolders for each program that I need to backup data for and put it onto a USB drive or other disc.

  2. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    Do you still backup individual files to a USB, disc or Dropbox OR do you rely on Time Machine for everything? I guess I'm just wondering if I can feel confident that Time Machine will backup EVERYTHING that I will need.
  3. whodatrr macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2004
    TM backs up everything, at once. Really cool feature is that you can restore your whole machine from it, without a hiccup.

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