Time Machine is a new feature on Mac OS X Leopard. It allows you to recover whatever you’ve deleted earlier on and retrieve them easily with finder. To understand better how Time Machine works, checkout this video.
Time machine requires a dedicated external harddisk, so you need to get a new one if you currently don’t have a extra. Here’s how to activate Time Machine with your Leopard OS.
Activating Time Machine
- Plug in the hard disk, icon like this should appear on your desktop, else go to System Preference and click on Time Machine icon.
- Turn the Time Machine on, and you are done.
During the initial setup of Time Machine, it will start backing up all your data and this could take a while. Just minimize it and continue what you are working on.