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Old 10-21-2009, 12:47 PM
ramblinwreck001 ramblinwreck001 is offline
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Desktop not retained when booting from clone - me too


Originally Posted by wellerb View Post
After my 1st SD copy I successfully booted from the external disk on which I placed the copy but the Desktop image was not retained, instead the system default image was used. Does this mean my copy is not complete? How do I configure SD to copy all my System Preferences?
I've just experienced the exact same behavior here. Did you ever find out anything else about this?

My desktop image was not retained, though all my data (music, photos, docs, etc) appears to be in place.

I'm using Snow Leopard 10.6.1 with SuperDuper v2.6.2. I have a brand new WD640 GB drive, connected through an OWC enclosure with a FW400 connection. I formatted the drive and did the zero-out option per the SD user guide, and then let SD do the initial backup. When I booted from the cloned drive I got the default desktop background rather than my own.

I don't recall having ever encountered this behavior with 10.5.x, though honestly it's been a while since I've tried to boot off an external drive cloned with SuperDuper.

Any ideas on things to check? Should I be worried that other bits of my data might not have been fully backed up?

Edit - There are two accounts on this machine, my own, and "guest". There are no other accounts. I'll try the experiment above when I get a chance.

Last edited by ramblinwreck001; 10-21-2009 at 12:49 PM. Reason: Added additional information.
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