Time machine? or Other Backup

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

  1. joetwizzy macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    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,

  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Absolutely, you can tell it precisely which folders to backup or which to exclude, and then it all happens automagically.

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