Time Machine Won't Work

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coolmacman5, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. coolmacman5 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2007
    I set up my external drive 2 days ago, and as far as i can tell no new backups have been made. when i click on the application is shows no windows beyond the first one and no dated on the right side.

    please help me.

    All is appriciated, i know its late. thank you

    edit: aditional details; i have a imac 20' 2.0ghz with 2gb RAM, and an iomega 500gb external hd (the one on apple.com

  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Take a look at the Time Machine preference pane in System Preferences.

    It should show the times of the oldest, newest and when the next backup is planned. Also, check "Options..." and make sure your drive isn't excluded.

    You can also initiate a backup manually from the Dock icon.
  3. coolmacman5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2007
    when i got to system preferences and click options the drive i back up on is there, what do i do?
  4. Currawong macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2005
    Fukuoka, Japan (was Australia)
    Is Time Machine switched on there?
  5. coolmacman5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2007
  6. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2007
    Make sure your HD isn't named something with periods or " in it. That really messes things up. I had my built in HD named something with a " and it gave me all sorts of F'd up installs and it messed up my Time Machine when it would work.

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