What does Time Machine Back up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TechieJustin, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

    TechieJustin

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    #1
    If I do a time machine backup - does it back up everything on all accounts or just the one I'm currently logged in as?
    The reason I'm asking is, I just bought a (used) iMac with a 250GB drive, and I have ordered a 760GB WD green drive. Can I just back up using Time Machine and then restore via Time Machine? I have four accounts on here - I'd rather not have to go through the pains of reinstalling everything.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    It back ups everything, except if you EXCLUDE it.

    Or you can use CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to clone your HDD.


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