Back up Windows with Time Machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TimJim, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    I formatted my Windows XP partition NFTS or whatever it's called which makes it only able to read.

    So if i back it up with TM, and my computer crashes, or i lose a file, will TM be able to bring it back since it's NTFS or will it just be wasted space (20GB wasted)?

    Also, on a side note for future reference, where in Boot Camp can i resize the partition?
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    I think it'll work, but it'll probably have to backup the whole image each time which will eat a lot of hard drive space very quickly.

    EDIT: Ah I thought we were talking about Parallels :eek:.
  3. admiraldennis macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2002
    Boston, MA
    Time Machine ignores both NTFS and FAT32. Your Windows partition will not be backed up.
  4. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    If you read about how TM works, you will see that backing up a windows partition would be impossible (i think.....). You're going to have to use other means to back up files.

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