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    Time Machine
    It appears my TM is not configured, how do I do this? When I click TM, I click on 'set up TM', another window opens, show TM is off and I click and I click select backup disc. another window open for set up T Capsule. If I turn TM button to 'on' and select set up T capsule it opens window to show my Airport Utility. This happens even when I connect Ext HD. I have MBP Osx 10.6.8 2g Icor I7, mem 4g 1333 DDr 3 and TM v1.1. Need help so I can back up and upgrade to Mavericks.

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    When you turn on Time Machine chose disk then it will show available disk that it sees either a Time Capsule or External hard drive highlight the one you want and it should start the backup one side note if you did not purchase an external drive specifically for a Mac you need to format it.

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    That is probably my problem. I just started moving all my photos to HD without formatting it to my mac. I suppose I will have to move all my data off HD, format it to my MBP, then I assume it will work.

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    Before you do that check to see how it is currently formatted. Single click the drive and choose Get Info from the Finder's File menu. Look in the General Section and see what it says under Format. Time Machine needs the drive to be formatted Mac OS Extended Journaled.
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    under format it says: Windows NT file system Tuxera NTFS

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    I think that's the problem. Time Machine needs a drive that will be formatted Mac OS Extended Journaled. If you want to use that drive back up anything on it and reformat it. Time Machine should recognize it then.
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    thanks for the input. will move data from one ext HD to another, then get instructions on formating 1st ExtHD for the TM backup. Once that is completed, hopefully I can DL and install Mavericks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by P226kc View Post
    then get instructions on formating 1st ExtHD for the TM backup.
    Here's the formatting Info
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