Help - Can't backup nor does the MBP recognize my external drive

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  1. Willie5566, Aug 7, 2014
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    Willie5566 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have a 2008 MBP ( I know it is a relic) running Lion 10.7.5. I am out of memory and I am in the process of trying to clean it out. It is not letting me do a back up as it will not recognize the drive I am using (G Drive purchased from Apple store) which I have already used once before to back it up. Ultimately I want my G drive to be on my router to serve as a network drive so I hooked it into that. So-

    1. How do I find a drive on my wireless router?

    Or-

    2. What do I have to do to get my MBP to recognize the drive so I can at least back it up before I start clearing things out?

    Thanks.
     
  2. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    1 - Unplug all drives.
    2 - Reboot

    3 - Next time you post, try to make the TITLE a bit more descriptive, something other than HELP?
     
  3. amazinjoey macrumors newbie

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    1. Plug the drive in and then login to the router and enable sharing.

    2. plugin and reboot. Also update to Mavericks
     
  4. Willie5566, Aug 7, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014

    Willie5566 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Feel better? Next time I will pick a better title if you promise to give better advice than a reboot. Deal?

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    How do I log into the router?
     
  5. nostresshere, Aug 7, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014

    nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, but reboot is often overlooked, even by the nerds. Just had to throw that out there.

    No offense. Just advice.
     
  6. amazinjoey macrumors newbie

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    often 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1

    look up the manual for your router for login credentials
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    I updated the title to make it more descriptive.

    OP, you could have edited the title, choosing a title of help does not provide the level of description that will give your thread the exposure to get the most people reading it.
     

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