What does Time Machine preserve?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigwig, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    I know it preserves ownership and permissions. How about extended attributes, Labels, Spotlight comments, Locked/Unlocked, Hide Extension, and Open With?
  2. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    I've only restored my computer from a Time Machine backup once. But if I recall correctly, if you've been backing up your entire hard drive then everything should be kept intact. The only thing that I think was missing was my custom folders I'd applied to Finder and maybe a preference file for Speed Download.

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