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How to Set Up Time Machine Backups

Sep 11, 2019

Old-school techies have a saying: If files exist only in one place, they don't exist at all. It's imperative that you keep backups of your computer's operating system, applications, settings and your work files. Time Machine to the rescue!

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Time Machine

Time Machine is software that’s built in to all Macs. It’s been around for quite a while. It’s an indispensable tool, and it’s free!

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If your drive has files on it, they'll be erased! Make sure you copy them to another drive first.

Erase Your Drive

Your Mac has a really useful application called Disk Utility. You’ll use it to erase your drive.

How to erase a hard drive

Restore Deleted Files

Time Machine is really magic software. You can go back in time to restore files, folders and more. You can even restore your whole computer from a Time Machine backup.

How to restore deleted files with Time Machine.