Wow, just wow. I am soooo angry with Time Machine. Just when you thought you could rely on it, it deletes folders from your desktop. So, I deleted an app with AppCleaner and wanted to re-install it from the App Store. The App Store wanted to charge me again, so I thought I could just use my Always On time machine to restore the computer to 1 hour ago.... to before the app was deleted. Now, I have some folders on my Desktop that contain lots of video footage that I don't backup with Time Machine because it's soooooo slow; instead I backup to an external hard drive manually about once a week or so. In the time machine preferences, I excluded these files desktop folders Time Machine thinking Time Machine would just ignore them for backup and restore purposes. Well, it didn't just ignore those folders. With the restore, time machine replaced my desktop and simply DELETED these files. AppleCare says they are unrecoverable. While I have a backup up until last week, that's still 1 week of video I lost. Completely unacceptable. Since when does a restore program DELETE folders it was told to ignore? WHAT THE FXC*&#($*&#(*$&U!!! Bottom line: Do not use any special settings for time machine. It will ignore the files for backups, but it will delete the ignored files for restores. Wow, this sucks.