Erasing Sparsebundle on TC problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by happydude, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. happydude macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2006
    a gasping dying planet
    My iMac gives an error when trying to backup, so I'm trying to erase the sparsebundle and start over. Every time I try, i get an error saying "The operation cannot be completed because the item 'bands' is in use."

    Any ideas on what "bands" is and how I can erase the TC? Is there a way to restore to factory settings instead of trying to erase the sparsebundles? (plural because I back up both my MB and iMac on it.
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    If you're wishing to wipe out all backups on the TC, then go into your AirPort Utility, select the Disks tab, select the TC's HDD and click on "Erase".

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