I was advised to “do a Time Machine backup” onto my MyBook drive in order to get a clone because I am replacing the hard drive on my MacBook. I think I did it. (I think I did 2 of them actually since I didn’t realize it was set to do it hourly.)
Now, how do I know that it was backed up to the drive? How can I check it? I went into the restore portion of the WD SmartWare but wasn’t able to find a folder with applications other than the emusic downloader that I downloaded a while back.
I did go in to Time Machine and they were there… Will they just be there when I reinstall the OS and plug in the external drive?
I just need to feel certain that it’s there just in case using the old drive to restore the computer to it’s pristinely messy self doesn’t work.
Thanks as always for your wonderful help.