Time Machine error code -43

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by takastone, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. takastone macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    I was trying to set up my Time Machine to an external hard drive. I didn't continue because it asked to "initialize" the hard drive which I had a lot of important things on.
    I have another external hard drive I'd like to use but, my Time Machine has this error code of -43. What is this and how can I use my Time Machine on another external hard drive?
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    If it's asking to initialize the drive, it's because it's not in HFS+ format. It's likely FAT32 which won't work.

    Now, as far as the error message...
  3. takastone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    Time Machine Error Code

    I went to applications for Time Machine. When I clicked on it the error code
    -43 came up. I can't open it to go to Time Machine Preferences....
    I don't have the back-up discs for my MacBook Pro.....(should you say to reinstall...purchased my laptop used) If I need to, am I able to purchase that particular application?
    Is Time Machine on the disc Mac OS 10.5? I have that OS disc but I used it for my older PowerBook.... Will it work on a MacBook Pro?
    Thanks for your help!

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