Entering Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macswitcha2, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    Ok, I'm new to the Time Machine thing and so I backed up my iMac using Time Machine...when I go into Time Machine I only see duplicates of my desktop folder.

    Where are the other folders?
  2. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    Whatever folder you’re in when you launch Time Machine will be the folder displayed (if you’re not in Finder, or some other Time Machine compatible program like Mail or Address Book, it will use the desktop as your current folder). You can navigate to a specific folder before entering Time Machine, or once you’re in it, you’re also free to navigate the folders however you like.
  3. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
  4. acedrums macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2009
    can you use and external hard drive with Time Machine? Cause every time I use mine, it says i have to "reformat it" (WHICH i want to evade at all costs)
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Time Machine requires a Mac HFS+ formatted drive. I'm guessing the drive you're trying to use is NTFS or FAT.

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