Quick External HD Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jlmillstein, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. jlmillstein macrumors member

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    I just picked up a Lacie Rugged HD (it seems to be great so far) and I have just backed up my stuff onto the hard drive. I opened up an app called Disk Inventory X, which creates a visual showing you which items are taking up space on your hard drive, and noticed that only 63gigs are occupied, whereas i have around 100 gigs of junk on my laptop. I assume that this is because a lot of this is files that are needed to run the computer, sleep image, etc. I just want to check and make sure this sounds ok. Does this make sense?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Did you back up everything or just your files?

    Did you use TimeMachine? CarbonCopyCloner? SuperDuper?
    Or did you just use the Finder to drag/copy?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. jlmillstein thread starter macrumors member

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    I used the software that came with the hd to back up whatever is the little house icon which I think is the hard drive. Inside of it: Music, pictures, documents, library, movies, desktop, sites, and public. So I think I figured out that means that the reason it's smaller is that, among possibly other folders, it may be missing apps?
     
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  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Looks like you backed up your user account only, not the HD
    [just your files, not the System or the Applications, etc.]

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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