Anyone have issues with Versions and external HDD?

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

  1. 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. 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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