How to get a "back ups" icon on my desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ozreth, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    I saw a screenshot of some ones desktop and they had a backups icon, was wondering where I find this?

    Also, if you back up to an external, why do they have backups on their HD?

    Im full of questions today.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Maybe that icon was for an external HDD used for backups?

    Maybe you can find this screenshot again and post it here, as "backup icon" is as unspecific as it gets.

    Do you by any chance mean the icon for a Time Machine HDD?

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  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    It kindve looked like that, it was different colors, though, and possibly circular. Also, it says "backups" under it. Ill try to find it.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's just an alias to another hard drive. I don't know why you'd want to access your Time Machine drive directly, though. There's really nothing you can do there without opening the Time Machine application.
     
  5. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Gotcha, makes sense. Thanks guys!
     

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