[X-Newbies] Re: Hard Drive Backup Questions

Charles Martin chasm at mac.com
Tue Nov 27 13:16:20 PST 2007

> From: "Paul Simpson" <psimpson_1 at msn.com>

> My questions are: (1) Which format to chose?, and (2) What software  
> should I
> use to backup the following data folders - music, pictures,  
> favorites, and
> contacts?

1. It doesn't actually matter, but Journaled is probably better.
2. You can drag your entire User folder (which contains all of the  
folders you mentioned) over to another drive manually for backing up,  
but I prefer a product like SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to do a  
"clone" -- a complete and bootable copy of absolutely everything on  
the original drive to the new one. There is also a fine product called  
ChronoSync ($30, free 30-day tryout) from Econ Technologies that I use  
to keep individual folders on different drives or machines in sync.  
ChronoSync is available here:


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