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Just installed La Cie external hard drive how to I create the settings for time of download

I just installed the external hard drive, I have a new Mac, how do I find the settings for setting up dates and times for downloads.  The hard drive seems to be running every half hour, but am not sure it is downloading when it is doing this.  Would like to set it up to download every day, once a day.
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Re: Just installed La Cie external hard drive how to I...

If oyu want to download to your computer, you will have to find a software utility or run an apple script to do so. If you are looking to back your computer up to your hard drive, syncing... you may want to looking into products like retrospect or chrono sync, though I am not sure if I understand your question? Is what you what to download from the internet? Or are you looking for a scheduled back up?

Keep me posted.

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