How To Access Windows External HD for Time Machine?

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  1. Nick12945 macrumors regular

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    I have a computer running Windows XP with a external hard drive attached to it. Is there a way to access this hard drive on my mac for use with Time Machine? I'm using a wireless network.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No... it would have to be formatted as HFS+

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  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I've had no problems having my work Mac do Time Machine backups to a Windows server that has shared drives available. Time Machine puts everything in a spare image file on the Windows network drive, which I guess gets around the limitations that NTFS/FAT has.


    I set it up a few months ago, but it wasn't too complex. Try googling for "time machine backup smb" or something like that.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    ^^^^^
    Then I may stand to be corrected

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