Backup & File Management


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Tips on how to manage the growing mass of data on your computer's hard drive.

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  • Backup & File Management

    1. 1. Backup & File Management Keeping your data safe and tidy
    2. 2. Points we will cover An introduction and demonstration of Time Machine How to keep your data safe in Windows, too An overview of file management Tips for storing your files where you can find them
    3. 3. Time Machine Apple’s one-click backup solution
    4. 4. What Time Machine does Simple, no-nonsense setup Backups every hour, every day, every week One application to browse “back-in-time” to recover a lost file Restore an entire computer from a Time Machine backup All you need is a Mac running OS X 10.5 Leopard and an external hard drive
    5. 5. Installation & Demonstration
    6. 6. Time Machine can also... ...backup to any HFS+ formatted drive. This includes other Macs on a network, or an Xserve running Mac OS X Leopard Server.
    7. 7. Time Machine can also...
    8. 8. Time Machine can also... ...share an HFS+ formatted hard drive with other Macs using Time Machine. This allows you to share one backup drive between multiple users in a group, thus saving costs.
    9. 9. An overview of file management Keeping track of those piles of data cluttering your computer
    10. 10. Why manage files? Spend more time working, less time searching. It’s that simple.
    11. 11. How does Leopard help?
    12. 12. How does Leopard help? Folders
    13. 13. How does Leopard help? Folders Stacks
    14. 14. How does Leopard help? Folders Stacks Spotlight
    15. 15. How does Leopard help? Folders Stacks Spotlight Saved Searches
    16. 16. How does Leopard help? Folders Stacks Spotlight Saved Searches Quick Look
    17. 17. Demonstration of features
    18. 18. File management tips A few pointers on how to keep your computer’s desktop mess-free
    19. 19. Use the existing file structure. Keep your documents in Documents, your pictures in Pictures, your movies in Movies. It’s there; use it.
    20. 20. Don’t be afraid to use Stacks. Put the folders you access the most in the dock and make them Stacks for easy access.
    21. 21. Think of the desktop as a loading dock. If a document finds its way to the Desktop, file it away immediately.
    22. 22. If all else fails, use Spotlight. That handy search tool in the upper-right corner can find anything in a matter of seconds.
    23. 23. The end. That’s all.