Time Machine drive question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by grahamtearne, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. grahamtearne macrumors regular

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    Right guys. I have just bought a MBP from my housemate and his new MBP arrives in several days. I have a Time Machine of my old iMac with all my documents and software etc that I want to restore to this computer. However my friend doesn't have any spare external space to put his files on until his arrives. I have around 80gb left in my Time Machine HDD. Is it OK to try putting his files into a folder on this drive. I just thought by adding files that are not added through Time Machine may cause TM to not be recognized when I try the restore?

    Am I safe to think that even if this was the case it just wouldn't restore and I could then return to OS X and remove those added files and then carry out the restore when he can back them up. Just alot of the stuff I need for university are backed up via TM and want access to them sooner rather than later.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Portland, Oregon
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    It's OK to have other files and folders on a TM drive. Just leave the Backups.backupdb folder alone and you should be fine.
     

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