Time Machine: Does it backup my system settings and files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacNoobGuy, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    Hi all, I just wanted to know if Time Machine backs up my system preferences and Apps as well as all my other files. For example, does it backup my 'Energy Saver' settings and Mouse settings?

    How can I check this out?

  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Yes. It backs up everything, including the operating system and its settings. About the only way to check it is to do a restore and see.

    I put an SSD in my Mac earlier this year and used Time Machine to fully restore the OS, apps, settings and personal files.
  3. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012

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