When I had Windows, I created a shortcut for the Documents folder on the Desktop. Then I manually saved my personal stuff in subfolders. That's what I want to do with both of my Macs.
In Finder, why is there a Favorites section? Why is it called Favorites? When I click on Desktop, the path is Macintosh HD > Users > MyfirstMac > Desktop. It must be for my user account. I'm the only one that uses my mini. If there were more users, how would they show up in Finder?
Under Devices in Finder, I left-click on David's Mac mini then Macintosh HD > Users > MyfirstMac. When I right-click on Documents, there is no option to add a new folder. However, if I left-click on Documents under Favorites & then right-click on the Documents pane, there is an option to add a new folder. If I right-click on Documents in David's Mac mini under Devices, there is an option to make an alias. I suppose that the alias can go on the Desktop & then I can add folders to store my stuff. Then I only have to back up the shortcut on the Desktop. This is exactly what I want to do. I really don't want to do a full backup of the entire hard drive. I just want to back up my stuff.
This is confusing!