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    How to use Time Machine?
    I currently have a new Macbook Air.

    I backup the harddrive with Time Machine onto a external hard drive.

    The Macbook needs to be returned for warranty for a couple reasons...

    - the screen is showing scratches from the aluminum touching the glass when it is closed
    - and the speakers are blown after just one weeks use


    So before I return the Computer and exchange it for another, Im wondering how I go about utilizing Time Machine.

    I am under the impression that Time Machine saves everything (my files, my settings, programs and apps, iTunes preferences/playlists my dock preferences, even my desktop background, etc) and that I will be able to plug the external hard drive into the new Macbook Air and it will restore everything to my new computer.

    My questions are this:

    1. Do I understand Time Machine in that it will save and restore EVERYTHING to my new Macbook Air?

    2. How do I do it?


    Thankyou.

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    Yes Time Machine backups up everything, unless you've deliberately gone into the preferences and excluded things.

    When you get your new Mac the setup assistant will prompt you to setup the Mac afresh or to restore from an existing Time Machine backup.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    Yes Time Machine backups up everything, unless you've deliberately gone into the preferences and excluded things.

    When you get your new Mac the setup assistant will prompt you to setup the Mac afresh or to restore from an existing Time Machine backup.


    Thank you.

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