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How to use my new external HD for Time Machine backup

I use Mac OS X 10.6.8. I have a brand new external portable hard disk, a Seagate 1 TB, formatted as NTFS. I want to use it as backup drive for Time Machine. When I open Time Machine, it does not ...
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How do I configure Time Machine to correctly mount my external hard drive after waking my laptop up?

I have a an external hard drive attached via USB to my 13 inch Mac Book Air 2011 running 10.7.4. I have Time Machine setup to backup to this drive exclusively; this hard drive serves no other purpose. ...
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Would it better to partition my secondary drive?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro (MBP). The main drive is a Solid State Disk (SSD) with OSX. I have removed the SuperDrive and replaced it with a 750GB Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD) (this is the secondary drive). ...
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Ways to recover data from external hard drive

I use an external hard disk for backup of my mac with time machine (OS 10.5.8). I have made something wrong and I have found important folders in the recycler bin. These folders come from external ...
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Do I need to partition my external harddrive to use for both PC and Mac backups?

I have a Buffalo HD-CEU2 1TB external hard drive. I want to use it to back up my Mac and a Windows machine. If possible I would like to use the Time Machine software on my Mac to do this and just use ...
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Partition External Harddrive already using Time Machine?

I have a 1TB external that I've used to backup my Mac for the past year using Time Machine. Unfortunately, my hard drive is getting close to full, and I'd like to move some of the stuff off of my Mac ...
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Can I use a USB attached Hard Drive on Win7 for TimeMachine backup?

I have a Western Digital external USB hard drive. I would like to use this as my Time Machine backup HDD for my new MacBook. After a bit of research I've found that I can't simply share the HDD via my ...
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Trouble accessing external hard drive using Snow Leopard after accessing it on Beta Lion

I had a beta version of Lion on my Macbook for one day before re-installing Snow Leopard. I accessed my Time Machine backup in Lion and was asked to set it up for backups on this new computer. I ...
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I want to access the documents from my Mac that I backed up using Time Machine on my PC. How do I do this?

I can't take my iMac desktop with me to Colorado so I decided to take an old PC laptop I had. I backed up all of my Mac files using Time Machine onto an external hard drive. How do I access these ...
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Mac Time Machine drive is “too small” or “permanately damaged”?

I have a 80gb HD in my Mac Mini... but only about 30gb of it is in use. I thought an old 60gb HD would be MORE than enough space. (Since I don't need to keep many duplicate copies of old files. ...
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Can I resume backing up in Time Machine on my Mac?

I'm in the process right now of creating a backup in Time Machine, but I don't think I have enough time to fully make the back up. If I cancel now (Press the little X button next to the "Backing up x ...
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Would there be any problem having a Mac Time Machine backup on a multi-partitioned external USB drive?

Question pretty sums it up - should I expect any problems having an external USB hard drive with 2 or more partitions and using one of those partitions as my Mac Time Machine backup (formatted HFS+ of ...
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How to automatically eject external drive after Time Machine runs

I have a MacBook Pro which I regularly dock to an external monitor. I have my mouse, keyboard, and iPhone dock, and an external hard drive connected via a USB hub so that I only have to make one USB ...
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Programs keep waiting for external disk to spin up - how to ignore disk?

Like many Mac users I have an external Firewire disk hooked up to my Mac to be used by Time Machine. This works very well, backup-wise. The problem is that very often when I use a Mac application and ...
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How to configure Time Machine to also backup an connected external hard drive?

I've inserted a sweet SSD into my MacBook Pro, but it had limited space. So I had to export 60 GB of Data to an external hard drive. But now, when I run TimeMachine to backup my stuff, of course it ...
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How to stop Time Machine on Mac use of removable disk?

One of my friend recently bought a Mac and somehow when she connect her removable disk to the computer, Time Machine took control of this device uses it as backup device automatically -- she could not ...
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How do I make more available space on a Time Machine hard disk?

I upgraded my MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard, and made some other changes that have caused my next Time Machine backup to be quite large. Previous to the upgrade my backup drive had filled up, so Time ...
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OS X borked; need to backup outside of Time Machine

Quick Background: iMac G5 (the white one; 4 years old?) Running Leopard 10.5.something. Time Machine started failing on me; and every time I touch the Finder, things beachball like crazy. Booting ...
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Configuring 2 disks to run at same time on Time Machine

Ok, so rotating two disks with Time Machine is rather simple. Probably simpler than using 3rd part to do backups (from this worth reading FAQ about TM) of it. I actually like to keep half my ...
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Non-ejected Time Machine external HDD no longer connects to Mac

I accidentally unplugged (without ejecting) my formatted external Seagate HDD I've been using happily as a Time Machine on my Mac. Now the disk itself isn't recognised by the computer, and the light ...
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Apple Time Machine hard drive

I'm thinking of purchasing a hard drive for the time machine option on my macbook pro. If I buy a large hard drive, can I still use it to store my own stuff or does it all get used up by Time Machine ...
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How to restore a failed external hard drive from Time Machine?

My external hard drive has failed. It will no longer spin up and therefore is unmountable. Thankfully I had added it to my OSX Time Machine backups. So, since disks are cheap, I can just go buy a ...
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Are Time Machine backups secure?

I have my Time Machine backups on an external disk (WD My Passport with no hardware encryption) and I'm worried if the data stored on the disk is safe in case somebody steals it and connect it to any ...