Yet another Time Machine problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by myuserid08, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Looking through this forum there seems to be quite a few issues with time machine.
    I've just added a 160gb external 2.5" drive (which was going to replace the stock drive in my macbook).
    Its successfully completed the backup procedure. I then checked the files it had backed up by clicking on the drive > Backups.backupdb > My macbook > 2008-04-10-200910 > Macintosh HD > Users > My Account.
    I then left clicked on my docs to show the number of files and the size. Did the same on the macbook drive.
    It shows 81,000 files on the macbook but 600 less on the backup, same goes for the music folder.
    All the other folders, pictures etc are fine.
    Any idea why its skipping so many files?
  2. myuserid08 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I've found out what its not backing up in the music folder:
    iTunes Music Library.xml
    Album Artwork folder

    In the process of finding out which files its not backing up in my documents.
  3. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Caches would be the #1 most likely item. There are certain items Time Machine doesn't backup, but they are not reasonable to backup anyway.

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