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694 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 6:32 AM by IgnacioSuper RSS
  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to IgnacioSuper)

    Well, according to the log, it IS included.  So it is possible that is is backing up but for some reason you can't see it there... possibly some kind of file system permissions issue.  But before speculating a number of possible reasons why you can't see the backup, you should check to see if you can see new files backed up when they are placed in your home folder.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,610 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:44 PM (in response to IgnacioSuper)

    I will put a test file in /Users/ignacioruiz/ tomorrow and see if it gets backed up.


    I have a few questions.


    Time Machine backs up every hour. Why do you have to wait until tomorrow to find out whether a file is backed up? Have you installed some kind of hack to change the behavior of TM?


    Are all the files not being backed up in the Dropbox folder? Dropbox is a system modification. I've never used it and I don't know how it interacts with TM.


    Have you installed "WDSmartware?" If so, get rid of it according to the vendor's instructions, then reboot and test.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,610 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to IgnacioSuper)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether your problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login.


    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode* and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:
    • Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
    • When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.
    • If you are prompted to log in, type your password, and then hold down the shift key again as you click  Log in.
    *Note: If FileVault is enabled under OS X 10.7 or later, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t boot in safe mode.


    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.  The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?


    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to IgnacioSuper)

    booting into safe mode forces some checking and error correction of the file system.  It may have also fixed the issue if you ran a repair permissions in disk utiltiy.  But your TM is normal now.  Thats great that everything works!

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,610 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to IgnacioSuper)

    To associate a file type with an application, select a file of the given type, open the Finder Info window, and then select an application from the Open with menu. Then click Change All.

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