Time Machine on PC... serached

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  1. ebutka macrumors regular

    ebutka

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    So I have a 500gb WD external hard drive for Time Machine. Can I use that formated hard drive on a pc still?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    No. Time Machine requires an HFS+ format. PCs need FAT32 or NTFS. You would need to partition the drive first.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    There is a app called "MacDrive" that allows windows to see Mac formatted partitions.
     
  4. italiano40 macrumors 65816

    italiano40

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    try macfuse with the 3g+ntfs driver it was created by a person at google and it works great my external HDD is in NTFS for my windows setup and it lets TM see hte HDD
     
  5. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    Make it this way. 250gb for Time machine, the other 250 for other stuff. Format the one for other stuff in NTFS, then get Paragon NTFS for mac, which will let you use ur NTFS partition in Mac.
     
  6. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    MacFuse and ntfs-3g are not made by anyone at Google; it's hosted by Google. Technically only MacFuse is hosted by Google, but everyone pretty much only uses it for ntfs-3g anyway.
     

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