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    An Introduction in Brief
    Greetings. I am buying a Macbook tomorrow. I am very excited because Windows crashed so much I lost my life's work.

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    You're not planning on also using that Mac without a backup are you?

    You can lose the rest of your life's work if the hard drive crashes on your Mac without a backup just as easy as you can a Windows machine.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    The good news is that your Mac will come with a little gem called Time Machine. Just get yourself an external HD, and Time Machine will do the rest. No problem!

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    I actually had it backed up on an external hard drive. Windows wiped that clean. Don't ask me how.

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    Once you set up your Time Machine to an external HD, backups are created automatically. Just set up and forget. Excellent function.

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    A freebie "Silver Keeper " does same thing as Time Machine. A great program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnceYouGoMac View Post
    I actually had it backed up on an external hard drive. Windows wiped that clean. Don't ask me how.
    I really would like to know, since Windows doesn't typically do that. Ever.

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    lol Well, I really am not sure. I had the external hdd plugged in to my crappy netbook. I was doing a backup, when I got a mysterious error message (numbers), and Windows tried to reboot, and never rebooted again. God rest its soul. I then got Linux, and the external is blank.

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    What format is the external? NTFS? FAT32?

    It could be find and Linux not able to read it if NTFS. Which version of Linux? Ubuntu?

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    External is NTFS, and I was using Ubuntu yes.

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