Time machine question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dreamer2go, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Hello guys

    I am planning to reinstall Mac OSX (and windows xp bootcamp) with a clean install after I'm done with this semester (which is in a few days)

    I was wondering if backing all my important files (like my music, pictures, documents etc) using Time Machine is the best way.
    Or should I just...copy and paste the files I want to back up in my external harddrive

    Thank you for your input
  2. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    Time Machine is the best way.
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Time Machine is by far better. It will copy all the files you tell it to and then copy over changes you make in different intervals. You can also go back to certain times and get files that you may have deleted. I did this two hours after I changed something a few months back.

    Easily the best backup mechanism I've seen.

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