Time Machine Partition Shown on Desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oneinten, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. oneinten macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2013

    I formatted my 500gb HDD into two partitions. One is the size of my SSD boot drive (120GB) and I've used time machine to back up my boot drive.. but the time machine partition I have named "Time Machine Backup" is still displayed in the finder window and also on the desktop.

    I thought when a partition is used for time machine it isn't meant to appear as useable storage?

    If it's normall for the time machine partition to show up in finder/on the desktop, how can I hide it?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    It's normal to be visable giving you access to your backups.
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    1. Yes, TM volumes are normally shown in the Finder.

    2. You can stop ALL external disks from appearing on the Desktop, if you want, in Finder Preferences.

    3. Am I right in thinking one partition is a clone of your SSD, and the other partition is a TM backup, also of the SSD?
  4. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009

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