How To: Back Up Your Mac Using Time Machine

Are you worried about backing up your personal information to an online website. If you are like me and do not want to back up your personal information to an online site, then using Time Machine is the next best option. This is because you use an external hard drive to back up your information. Start by connecting an external hard drive that is large enough to store all the information on your computer or more. If this is the first time you have connected this hard drive to your Mac then a pop up will apear asking if you would like to use this as a backup location. If that does not appear, go into System Preferences, click on the Time Machine Pane, then on Select Disk, and choose the external hard drive. Make sure to check the box to Encrypt Backup Disk. Then Time Machine will automatically backup. Time Machine will automatically keep hourly, daily, and monthly backups depending on how much storage is in the backup drive. When you want to manually backup your computer select Back Up Now in the Time Machine menu. Also when you first backup your computer it will take a lot longer then when you back up your after.

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