Has anyone else experienced this Time Machine icon bug?

ScottButler

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Since updating to 10.12 and now 10.12.1 I've noticed that whilst Time Machine is seemingly backing up properly, both the hard drive icon on the desktop and in finder aren't switching to the Time Machine icon; and remains orangey-yellow.

Is anyone else seeing this? or has a fix? This seemed to be an issue with El Capitan as well. Thanks
 

vbctv

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Yes I have the same issue, but once a Backup happens just click the icon to open a window & it corrects itself automatically. But only after an update. The yellow icon comes back after a restart.
 
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fisherking

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it's been a problem for people since the first days of time machine. what vbctv says is generally true, and if the problem persists, google it; lots of info out there about this.
 

ScottButler

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Yes I have the same issue, but once a Backup happens just click the icon to open a window & it corrects itself automatically. But only after an update. The yellow icon comes back after a restart.
Thanks! I'm not sure why I didn't think of just doing that, I guess I had no reason to view the files on that disk. I now have the Time Machine icon back, however is the same icon meant to display next to the drive name in the finder sidebar too?

UPDATE (28/10/16) - I went into Finder preferences and unchecked then rechecked 'external disks' and the Time Machine icon is now in the Finder sidebar! I wish Apple would fix these silly little bugs.
 
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OldGreyGuy

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Hmmm, I'm having the opposite, prior to 10.12.1 (in El Capitan - all versions, and 10.12.0) my icon never changed to the TM Icon until I clicked on the drive in the desktop to unmount it, now it is displaying the TM Icon.

I'm on a 13"rMBP Early 2015, prior to that I had an earlier 13" rMBP with Mavericks, and Yosemite and they all had the same behaviour as the current machine.
 
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