Time Machine Error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by someone28624, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I keep keeping an error when trying to use Time Machine:

    "Last Backup failed. Error while creating backup directory."

    I've tried restarting my computer, unplugging and replugging in my hard drive, ejecting my hard drive, and unplugging my hard drive from the wall and replugging it in there after 30 seconds. No go.

    I'm using a WD MyBook.

    The last successful backup was about 4 hrs ago. I can still access all the old backups with no issues off the hard drive.

    Any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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  3. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That seems to be what I need to do, and I have that "in progress" file he speaks of, but when I drag it to the trash it acts like it's deleting it (and it takes forever) but it's still there when it finally makes that whooshing noise saying it was moved to the trash, and the trash is still empty.
     
  4. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone at least know why I can't get that file to delete, so maybe I can delete it and get my time machine working again?
     
  5. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ended up erasing the whole drive and starting over- which worked for now.
     

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