Time machine hard drive problems

Comet99

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Aug 7, 2010
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Hello, I currently have a mybook external hard drive that I'm using to back up my hard drive on my macbook, but I'm wondering if it is at all possible to revert back to the hard drive being used as a normal one (not through Time Machine) ????

Cheers:)
 

Hellhammer

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Dec 10, 2008
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Yes, just disable TM and erase the HD with Disk Utility. BTW, why would you do that? You should always have a backup
 
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Comet99

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2010
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Well I've got items on my hard drive - I mean big files - and I don't want them on it any more, but I currently don't have any where else to store them as you can only back up what's your hard drive with Time Machine. So I can't see any other way of doing it unless I fork out and buy another external hard drive.

Cheers for your help chap :)
 
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RedReplicant

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Mar 31, 2010
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You do know that you can put them on the time machine hdd, right?
My external time machine drive shows up in Finder and I can open it to add / remove files off of it - all of the actual time machine stuff is kept in a separate folder.
 
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