Anyone have issues with Versions and external HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by HawaiiMacAddict, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha everyone,

    I was wondering if I was alone in this regard. I am currently in grad school and am a bit anal about keeping all my school files on an external HDD. That way, I can plug my drive into either my main iMac or my MacBook Pro and work on the same source document. I have noticed, however, that even though my drive was formatted exactly like the ones in both my primary Macs, I am unable to use Versions. I get a prompt indicated that Versions is not supported on that volume. I have plenty of room on my external HDD and it is HFS+ Journaled, so I fail to understand why it can't support Versioning. Am I misunderstanding something here, or is it simply because it is an external HDD? Has anyone else experienced this behavior?
  2. peoplevoice macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2008
    Versions on external HDD works

    I tried on a Page file on an external HDD and it worked fine. I know that versions works only for certain kind of files. Maybe that's the problem you are facing.

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