Exclude System Files and Applications from a Backup

Learn how to exclude System Files and Applications from a Time Machine Backup.

In this lesson on backing up your Mac, I show you how you can exclude System Files and Applications from being backed up with Time Machine. I also go over why, or why not, you want to use this feature. In fact, Apple doesn’t recommend using this feature, as it makes it more difficult to restore a Time Machine backup. See how and why you may or may not want to exclude your System Files and Applicaiotns from being backed up wiht Time Machine in this lesson.

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