spiceyokooko & Charlieman: Thank you for your replies.spiceyokooko:
If it does turn out version 2.0 is compatible with System 6.x you're more than welcome to it, it's the original disks, but no manual, although I do have some Retrospect manuals somewhere. When I get time I'll load it onto one of my machines running system 6 (the fx is at the moment) and see if it works, I'll report back.
Thank you very much for the offer. I really appreciate it. I contacted Retrospect, however, and they said the following.Retrospect Support Team:
I am sorry, those old versions of Retrospect are not available. Version 2 wasn't even compatible with 6.0.8. We do not have any software available for this configuration.
So, it looks like version 2 won't work on System 6. They didn't say whether version 1 would work, but I imagine it's going to be nearly impossible to find a copy of it to try.Charlieman:
A simple Finder copy will capture most invisible files -- if you copy a container (folder/disk icon), Finder copies the contents.
I just want to make sure that I understand...
If I drag the hard disk from the desktop to the Zip Drive, it creates a folder (with a name identical to the name of the hard disk -- in my case, "Macintosh HD") on the Zip Disk. Assuming that I replace the hard drive later, I will only need to copy the folders inside the "Macintosh HD" folder (which includes "System" and several folders organized by application type, like "Utilities", "Games", "Productivity", etc) on the Zip Disk back to the root of the new "Macintosh HD" drive on the desktop in order to get everything back to normal? I thought that maybe there were some invisible files or folders at the root of the "Macintosh HD" drive that would be missed when copying things back.
Would doing it this way preserve the settings of the various extensions and apps that I've installed? Has this been your experience when restoring to a new drive in the past?
I read a comment elsewhere that says one can simply use Disk Copy to create a disk image from a folder, but Disk Copy 4.2 (the version I have installed) doesn't seem to have this option, so I'm guessing that it was a later version that was being discussed. That would be a nice way to make a quick backup once in a while, as I don't need an automated solution or something that only backs up changes since the last backup, just something simple like dragging the hard disk to a Zip Drive or making a disk image of the whole thing, if either of those solutions are sufficient for backing everything up.
Is there any way to actually view hidden folders, if I were curious and wanted to see them?