Should i dissable Applications folder from time machine?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by billmister, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. billmister macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Texas
    #2
    Yes, you can set it up to exclude everything except your home folder.
     

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