Time Machine renames your drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LeandrodaFL, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Hey, I remember that when creating a Time Machine backup, the application changes your drive icon and also renames it, making the volume appear under a difefrent name at Finder.

    What does it renames it to? Im curious and I have no HDD to test it.
  2. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    Mine shows up as Backup within the Time Machine setup and Finder. Even though that is not the name of the drive (the drive is named Images) on my MBP which backs up wirelessly. The disk shows up and reports everything as it is named on the Server which is directly connected to the drive via firewire.
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    If you back up to a hard drive connected directly via USB/FireWire, it won't rename it, though it will give it the Time Machine icon. If you have a wireless backup drive (like the Time Capsule), then it will create a sparse disk image and give that the name Backups, which will then be what you see on your desktop. It does not, under any circumstances, rename the drive itself.


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