How do Time Machine Folders work?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Benjer, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Benjer macrumors member

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    This is a question simply out of curiosity, as I'm new to Time Machine:

    How do the Time Machine folders work on the backup drive?

    It seems as though there is a folder on my backup drive for each of the backups I've made, each with all of the actual files in them from that backup (not just alias files). Of course, if all those files really existed in each of the folders, my backup drive would be more than full. When I have some extra time on my hands, I'll take a look at the "hidden" files on the drive and dig around a little, but I thought maybe someone who has also been curious could give an explanation.
     
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  3. Benjer thread starter macrumors member

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