quick question

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  1. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

    backsidetailsli

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    is it safe to rename the time machine drive that defaults as "time machine backups"?
     
  2. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502

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    Are you talking about the drive or the folder? You can rename the drive, I did, but I wouldnt touch the folder in the drive that it backs up into.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Time Machine might ask you to pick that drive again but it's safe to do.
     
  4. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    another question... hopefully i wont neeed to make a new thread.. can i still throw random files onto the backup drive? or will that screw things up?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    As long as you don't tamper with Time Machine's backup folder you can do whatever you want with the remaining space.
     

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