Time machine? or Other Backup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joetwizzy, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. joetwizzy macrumors member

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    I have various folders that I backup on my mac when I remember to. I just drag over the new files onto the external HDD. This gets very time consuming when im looking through various different folders to get the file I need then putting it into the same folder on the HDD. I thought time machine was the answer, but I'm only interested in backup up certain folders (Documents, Downloads, Music, Movies). Is there a way to setup time machine to only backup these?

    If not, is there a quicker way then going through my organised folders to find the files that have changed. Dragging the entire lot again will do it, but that would take a lot time for such a small task.

    Hope you can help,

    Joe
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Near London, UK.
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    Absolutely, you can tell it precisely which folders to backup or which to exclude, and then it all happens automagically.
     

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