External drive icon is the time machine icon! How do i change it back?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by polkadotzebra, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. polkadotzebra macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    Sorry if this is in the wrong place, its my first post here..

    I used to use my HP external drive for time machine, but since i got a new bigger WD one to use with time machine i have wiped the HP using disk utility but it is still showing up on the desktop with a time machine icon. i think i can still use it like a normal hard drive but it is causing a bit of confusion and its really irritating!! is there any way that i can change it back? i've tried wiping it a few more times but it still won't work..

    thanks :)
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Open the Time Machine preference pane, click Change Disk, and select None.
  3. polkadotzebra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009

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