Backing up to external USB drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BLOND37, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

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    trying really hard not to lose my cool over this.. have a MBP running lion blah blah got all updates blah blah.. had time machine running great then i did something and messed it up.. now all it does is wants to back up the back up drive to itself and won't let me change it. i want to back up my mac HD to the external usb drive like i had it before.
     
  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Feb 28, 2011
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    Make sure the external is formatted HFS+, Select Preferences in Time Machine and point it to the external drive. If that doesn't work try less blah blah and more specifics so people can help.
     

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