Quick question. I have time machine installed on my computer with leopard and it is backing up my whole computer. But one thing i noticed today is, Why have it back up my applications folder? Or really anything but photos, MOvie's, Pictures, Documents?? Because as far as i'm concerned. Lets say i use Appzapper to delete an application, then i decide to have it back in 2 months, i use time machine but when i try running the app it will not let me because i assume files are missing. So instead of backing up all the addition junk or error messages or stuff that is just noncess, shouldn't i just back up those main folders named up above? And if yes how do i set that?... Do i just exclude the other folders? The main reason why i'm asking is because, today i online purchased a macbook pro and want to use time maching from my external to restore stuff... But then again, i don't want all the errors or additional "private" folder (what leopard stores when you are browsing the net and stuff, it's hidden folder), etc... I mean all i really want is my movies, pics, documents, music and some software in which i have the software disks and might not want them anyway because i want to install some of them and the others i'll just buy updated version. Please answer.