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Mac OS X (10.4) Backup Instructions

System requirements: Mac

How to Use:

Store your important files in the Documents folder.

The steps in this section will allow you to back up your user files and settings, as well as any other users' files and the Shared folder.

  1. Log in as the root user.
  2. Click the Finder icon in the Dock, or double-click the Macintosh HD icon to open a Finder window.
  3. Locate the Users folder.
  4. Drag and drop the Users folder to your backup storage location.  Do not power down the computer until the transfer is complete.
  5. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 periodically to maintain the most current data.
You can learn more about backing up your Mac OS X 10.4 computer at the following URL: