Can't exclude Bootcamp from Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LouisLeLou, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. LouisLeLou macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Prague, Czech Republic

    I just set up my external HDD today for use with Time Machine, thing is, I only have about 14GB of files on my Mac partition in my Macbook Pro, and about 53GB on a Bootcamp partition.

    When Time Machine starts, it starts backing up a total of... guess what... 67GB.
    Why the hell is it backing up the Bootcamp partition, and why can't I select it in the "items to be excluded" list? I'm really confused. It is greyed out.

    I've tried searching around, and the answer I've been finding is mainly "Time Machine won't back up a Bootcamp partition".
    Yeah ok, try telling that to my eyes and brain.

    Cheers for any help!

  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    It's already on the excluded list, and it's not being backed up. You're not calculating the space right. Get Info on your hard drive, and see how much space it says is being used (I guarantee it's more than 14GB, even if that's all that's in your home folder).


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