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Stevie Scarlatos
time mashine back up..
on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:02:01 am

I turned my external hard drive into a Time machine backup.. And know i want turn it into a normal hard drive, but i cant i just cant understand how it works? I have macosx 10.5.4.. My hard drive doesnt work know properly it always says say its in use. i cant even eject it.. I dont want it to be a time machine back up drive i want to be a normal hard drive.. Any help. thanks



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Zane Barker
Re: time mashine back up..
on Mar 6, 2009 at 4:25:07 am

In system preferences turn off time machine. Then use disk utility to reformat the drive.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Alan Stephens
Re: time mashine back up..
on Mar 16, 2009 at 7:46:06 pm

Turn off Time Machine in Preferences.
You shouldn't have to reformat if you don't want to loose your back up.
I keep mine running and at the same time I will copy some large project files temporarily. Time Machine doesn't seem to mind.

Alan Stephens


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James Arnold-Garvey
Re: time mashine back up..
on Mar 24, 2009 at 11:20:07 pm

You shouldn't have to reformat the drive. Go to System Preferences > Time Machine and click the 'On/Off' swith in the bottom left corner to stop Time Machine backing up to that drive. You may also want to assign a different drive for Time Machine to back up to. You can then take your 'Backups' folder and move it anywhere you want for later use.


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