Will a sparse disk image backup keep files I delete?

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  1. d3athlyd4rk macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2010
    I use Carbon Copy Cleaner to backup. I've set it to backup to a sparse, rewritable disk image. If I, say, delete a file, then do another backup, will the file I deleted still be in the folder it was in, or will it disappear as if the backup was cleared and redone?
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    It depends on the settings you used when you setup the backup task. There is a checkbox option to "Delete items that don't exist on the source." You can leave that unchecked and the deleted files will stay in their folders on the backup image. Or if you check that box you can select "Archive modified and deleted items" and those files will be put into a dated folder at the root of the image, kinda like Time Machine does.
  3. d3athlyd4rk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2010

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