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ianonline
06-10-2007, 12:49 PM
Backing up is obviously important, and getting it wrong can potentially result in years of data being lost forever. For this reason, I would like to ask some questions prior to purchase of Super Duper.

I want to just copy all my user files to my 200GB USB hard drive, however my videos will for now be kept on the USB hard drive only due to lack of space on my Macs internal hard drive.

Can anyone clarify which option backs up what? The Super Duper description (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html) says "Backup - all files" makes a copy of Macintosh HD. Does that still apply if the Mac HD icon on the desktop has been renamed?

Can individual files be read (and restored manually without Super Duper) from the backup or does the entire thing have to be restored to access files?

Where are the email files, keychain files, and bookmarks files? The best option for me maybe to just copy and paste every folder/file that I want backed up.

Thank you for your help.

Ian

dnanian
06-10-2007, 07:30 PM
"Backup - all files" backs up everything in exactly the same file format as the source. All the files are there, in the same locations, but on a different drive.

Note: DO NOT remove files from the source and then use Smart Update to update the copy. The files you removed will be deleted.

I suggest taking a read therough the User's Guide -- Help > User's Guide. It's g ot a lot of information, and I think you'll find it helpful.