How to reset time machine?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dacoolest, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. dacoolest macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    I have set up time machine with one of my external HDD partition. But at the moment I have to change it to a different partition and start using again with new backups. Can someone please explain me how to get it reset?

    Has anyone used D-link router's "USB storage" feature with a mac?

  2. iRooney macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    The only router with USB luck i've had with time machine has been with the airport extreme, unless you can find a router that supports hfs file systems on USB drives.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Go in to Time Machine preferences and hit "Select Disk...". Rather simple to do.
  4. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    Thanks for the reply.
  5. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    Thanks. that worked. Although I couldn't find one of those files.
  6. camner macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Another approach that worked for me recently when for some strange reason Time Machine had lost track of the backup disk (and hence I lost the exclusion list, too) was to go to a recent clone backup I had and copy the file from the backup to /Library/Preferences

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