Time Machine is stuck at "prepairing" PLEASE HELP!

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  1. ILOVEMYMBP2.2g macrumors regular

    ILOVEMYMBP2.2g

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    ive noticed that yesterday that time machine did not back up when it said it was it would just put it off. Then i told it to back up now, and all it did was just sit at "preparing" to backup. Has anyone else experienced this, if so could you please help me, i dont like this at all, it scares me and i have valuable stuff backed up, thank you
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    How long did you wait?

    It took about 10-15 minutes my first time.
     
  3. ILOVEMYMBP2.2g thread starter macrumors regular

    ILOVEMYMBP2.2g

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    yeah it took a long time at the beginning but its backed up like 40 times, and i dont know why it would just do this now?? Im really confused on what to do.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    It has to prepare the backup each time. I've had it prepare for the last two even though the changes weren't significant.
     
  5. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

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    Odd, really. I keep hearing how some people each time Time Machine does ANYTHING a window opens and has a progress bar that takes a while. I only saw a video/progress bar once. After update to Time Machine since I've never seen anything. I'll hear the external drive whirling away and that's it.
     
  6. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, takes ages here too. A lot of the time it doesn't even back up and requires me to hold the power button to restart.
     

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