Time Machine Selective Backups

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Life is Sweet, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Life is Sweet macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
    I'm trying to use a USB stick as a backup for just Documents and Mail.

    How would i do this because i have 2 problems.

    1. I have no idea where all the mail files are kept so i can't select it and Documents to back up only.

    2. The only option is EXCLUDING folders when all i want to do is INCLUDE Documents and all my mail files. How would I just include the 2, not exclude everything else.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    instead of using time machine why not just drag the files to the flash disk... a USB drive is definitely not a method of back up. it's meant to move files around, and if you were to use it for time machine the flash drive would fail within a month, well before your internal drive does.

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