Is it possible time machine misses backing up some applications?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TwoBytes, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    it seems as though time machine is missing some applications in my application folder!

    I managed to recover them from a CCC image but this really worries me that they weren't in my time machine bundle.

    Anyone encountered this? Time machine is useless if it missing apps. Most were there, some odd apps missing.
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    We'd need some more details. Where were these applications? How do you know they are missing? Did you try to restore them? Did you use the Migration Assistant or try to do it manually? I haven't noticed any issues. I've used TM plus Migration Assistant a couple times to upgrade a from one Mac to a newer one.

    Are you excluding any directories in the Time Machine settings?
  3. TwoBytes, Apr 15, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017

    TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    Application were in my applications folder.
    I know they were missing as I went to look for them.
    I did not use migration assistant, - when I entered time machine in my application folder, they are not there.
    I'm not excluding any directories.

    For example, crashplan the app is missing in time machine. Ironic...
    If i go further back, a few months, I see some apps that are not there in the latest version! very strange

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