Time Machine Backup Errors

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zothecula, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Zothecula macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    I have a friend who asked me to find out why his mac will not backup using time machine anymore. Here is the problem:

    Time machine was running fine for a long time and then all of a sudden the other day he noticed it quit backing up and is now getting an error saying his password is not correct and his backups are no longer running.

    I need to get his backups going for him again but have racked my brain and cannot understand why time machine would be asking for a password. I plan on going over there next week and trying to fix it for him, any ideas what this error is or what I could try to get him backing up again?

    Thx in advance. :D
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Could he have turned on TM encryption? That would require a PW.

    Sometimes TM backups just get corrupted and the best thing is to erase the disk and start over.
  3. Zothecula thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    Good point on that one, had never even thought about that, I will check for that when I get there next week, thanks for your input.

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