Time Machine Backing up NTFS or FAT32 drives?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Oolongmen, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Oolongmen macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    Hi all,

    I am trying to back up my FAT32 drive (shared between OS X and Windows) with Time Machine, but it's listed under "Excluded" in the options. The Windows (NTFS) partition is also listed as "Excluded" but I can remove it by selecting it and pressing "-"

    However, the FAT32 drive has the "-" greyed out.

    I am trying to back up into an external HD with HFS+ Time Machine partition in it... is there any way to include the FAT32 partition in my backups?

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. Hydramus macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    I don't think there is. I'm not sure though, I think there is something about the HFS+ that allows time machine to work.

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