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

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    Open the Time Machine preference pane, click Change Disk, and select None.
     
  3. polkadotzebra thread starter macrumors newbie

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