Hello! I am selling my Mac, and I want to backup my entire Mac to my external Hard Drive. Because I am getting a new computer, I don't want to backup my Mac in a way which will only be viewable on the Mac I have right now. I want to backup my Mac in a way which will let me see the stuff I had on my Mac whenever I like. BUT my new computer won't be connected to the Hard Drive where I backed up my Mac. I am trying to start over from scratch with the new computer I'm getting, but I want to know that I can look at some of my old stuff from my old Mac if I ever feel like it. Will Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner do the trick? I heard that Time Machine only works if you restore your entire computer while using Time Machine...is this correct? In that case, it won't be good for me because I don't want to put all my old stuff on my new computer, I just want to be able to access it. I have just used TM for the first time on a hard drive I have, without making a new partition or formatting my hard drive.. does that mean it won't work properly? From what I understand, to use CCC you have to format your External Hard Drive first, right? That isn't an option for me unfortunately. Also, should I perhaps just copy my entire computer to my external hard drive manually? Should I just drag and drop all my folders? What are the downsides of this? Sorry for so many questions, I know close to nothing on all these topics. Thank you so much in advance, this stuff has been stressing me for months!