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Can I partition my PC hard drive for Time Machine on my MBA?


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Hello all,

Is it possible to partition the hard drive on my Windows PC for Time Machine use on my MacBook Air via USB? And, if so, HOW? :-)

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Are you planning to continue using the drive with your PC? If so that won't work. Time Machine is expecting the drive to be Mac HFS+ not Windows NTFS.

There are procedures out there for splitting a drive into partitions with one having HFS+ and one NTFS for Windows but I have typically seen it only for external drives. Can you tell us more about your setup? Is this an internal drive on your PC? Network share?

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It is my internal hard drive on my Windows PC. I do have wireless throughout the house, but have never set up my PC for Network share.

I was just looking for an inexpensive way to be able to use Time Machine on my MBA. I didn't want to have to buy an external drive if I didn't need to.
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