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I used a brand new external HDD and had time machine do a backup. My HDD size is 481GB, but the only space used on the external HDD is 40GB. Under the users directory, I do not see my own folder either.

What should I change so that it will take a full backup?

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Can you add a screenshot of your Time Machine options and especially the excluded directories? – patrix Mar 16 '13 at 11:30
@patrix, I have added screenshots of the Options and Excluded directories – Raj More Mar 17 '13 at 19:28
According to the screenshots >400GB have been used on the TM disk. Why do you think it's only 40? – patrix Mar 17 '13 at 19:46
@patrix, it was 1.96 TB left until just before this screenshot. I see that it is 1.58 TB now (and I missed it when I posted the screenshots. The reason I am worried is that my personal folder \Users\MyUserName could not be found in any of the backups, and so my files, pictures, music, etc was all missing. I will check this in more detail as soon as I get home. – Raj More Mar 18 '13 at 14:46

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