Time machine skipping folders and files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by icehockey77, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. icehockey77 macrumors member


    Jan 12, 2011
    I have a user on campus that is trying to backup her corporate Macbook Air. We recently updated her from 10.6.5 to 10.10.5 on a new corporate image, and, for any new project folders she creates, time machine is not backing up the contents of the folders. I've tried running touch commands, renaming the folders, deleting the TM preferences, but it is not backing up these folders. She has resorted to manually backing up her new projects, but obviously this is a bit of a nuisance given the TM product is supposed to do that work for her. I know that this has been an issue for multiple people, and there hasn't been a good fix yet, but I just wanted to toss it out here and see if anyone has come up with a workaround.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Try either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper instead.

    Either will create a fully-bootable cloned copy of the source drive that when booted from is indistinguishable from the internal drive.

    CCC is FREE to download and FREE to use for the first 30 days.
    SD will create a full clone (not incremental) forever without registering.
  3. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    Are the folders in question on her local hard drive? Time Machine won't back up external or network volumes. Also did you check in the Time Machine prefs under "Options" to make sure there are no exclusions?

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