Hi, and welcome to JustAnswer! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am excited to get started with you.What questions do you have regarding backing up your mac?
FYI---I prefer to work with you not in chat---but will do so for now-It is pretty simple and straight forward. I have an external hardrive--I think that is what you call it - not a thumb
Would you like me to switch it to Q&A mode?
I just need to know how to use it to back up my data and when to do it. and if I need to get something more up to date /different and if I need more than one form of back up. Q & A works best for me----show the way.
ok- give me a minute---i'm slow on this stuff.
No Problem. Take your time. Let me know if you get stuck on any of these steps
Ok--I appear to have done it correctly---I have several questions-
1.'My passport name' = 'my passport'---could that be correct---unless i change it?
2. 'Set up 'time capsule' ?
3. Click the lock to prevent further changes?
4. Do I need to plug in the external drive?
5. Do I need any other form of back up?
6. 'Data deleted when disc becomes full'?
7. Anything needed to be done---now or later?
Ok---I do need to plug in the external hard drive every day---night?
Confused as to what the external does---does that actually contain the data?
Confused as to what the external does---does that actually contain the data? Also--I just unplugged the drive & a window popped up-'disk not properly ejected-always eject a disk first.'
ok---you said to open finder again---I did not open finder to get there before--- I did this---apple-then system preference then time machine---then the time machine window and on there I do not see the arrow
under devises I only see a disk icon that says 'untitled' and an icon that says 'idisk'---
I see an icon that was not on there before that says 'my passport' and when I click on it another column comes up that says 'backups'backupbd'
ok----I clicked on that and 'my passport' disappeared-the whole window closed and when I opened it up again' my passport' was gone.
Also--after this is done---do I unplug it and then when I plug it in later--anything else to do?
Got it---excellent prompt service-ok to bookmark you as my mac go to person?