People with Time Machine Issues...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by asaad, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. asaad macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006
    This may help some of you...

    I however am not that skilled to do all that stuff, too afraid ill mess something up. I've got an external HD, and when i start up the initial set up for Time Machine it won't recognize my HD, but it does connect fine to the computer I can access all the files on it. Any help with this one?
  2. renault4 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    As I understand it, Time machine requires that the target disk be formatted as HFS Extended (Journaled); is it possible that your disk is formatted differently?

    I would suggest using Disk Utilities to erase and reformat the disk anyway before you start TM (assuming you have no other data on the disk you need to keep!)

  3. Dillenger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2006
    Central, Illinois
    I had the same problem, reformatted in HFS Extended Journaled and Bit-a-bing, No issues!

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