New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Backup using Time Machine

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Jan 20, 2013
Posts: 1
YellowLab is on a distinguished road

YellowLab is offline
I've backed up using my Time Machine before without any problems. Today when I tried to backup I received this message.

"Please check your folder permissions, and make sure that you have available space on your backup drive and main catalog's drive.

-My ext HD where I backup has 1.6TB available
-read and write permission
-My Mac HD has 283.79GB available

What am I doing wrong?

Please HELP....
QUOTE Thanks

rabbitjetta's Avatar
Member Since: Nov 08, 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 965
rabbitjetta is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Main-11" Air, iPhone 6+, iPad Mini 3, Hi-Fi Extras- Too many to count

rabbitjetta is offline
Open disk utility, select the time machine disk, then select repair disk permissions.
If that doesnt work then Format your time machine backup and then set time machine back up again so you have a fresh backup.
QUOTE Thanks

Slydude's Avatar
Member Since: Nov 15, 2009
Location: North Louisiana, USA
Posts: 8,373
Slydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.10.2, 8 GB mem, 2.66 GHz Mac Pro - Dead, iPhone 6+

Slydude is offline
@YellowLab I see that you got this resolved. What was the solution if I may ask? I am sure there are others who would like to know.

Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

"Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« credentials for Network share on 10.6.8 SL | Finder preferences »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Time machine backup to already in use Time Capsule niall Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 05-02-2014 10:53 AM
Cannot use Time Machine to backup to external drive starkraving Apple Desktops 1 01-01-2013 02:43 PM
Apple Imac won’t restore from Time Machine backup after HD recall replacement Cinful Apple Desktops 15 12-16-2012 01:49 PM
Making a Fresh Time Machine Backup After Snow Leopard Upgrade? Kimber OS X - Operating System 5 08-22-2010 10:05 AM
Time Machine Deletion of Previous Backup markbm OS X - Apps and Games 1 08-10-2010 08:40 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?