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Where is the config (application properties) file for TimeMachine settings and the path excludes?

You know, that what you might click and add in TimeMachine Settings > Options ...

Can't find anything in ~/Library/Preferences. But settings are per user and not system-wide?!

System Command / Library seems to be named com.apple.prefs.backup

marked as duplicate by bmike Oct 2 '15 at 14:50

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ok, found it:

/Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist

They ARE saved in the Systems-Library Preferences. All user settings are entitled in this file ;/

see http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2010051917410348 => http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071207104354466


P.S: According to @M-K's answer the default exclusion list is found under

/System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/StdExclusions.plist

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