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    Mar 10, 2010
    Resetting a HD used for Time Machine?
    I recently went on a trip and took a small portable 500 gig hard drive with me to use with time machine on my macbook. Now that I'm back I've plugged back into my larger hard drive on my desk top and began using that one again. Now that I have no use for time machine on my little portable hard drive, how do I "reset" it to use as just a regular old external? I've deleted the files on there but it still says "time machine backups" when I plug it in.
    Thanks for any help!

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Welcome to the Forum. Not had to do this but try going into Sys Prefs > Time Machine > Select Disk and remove the portable entry from there.

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    chas_m's Avatar
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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    You can just erase the small drive using Disk Utility.

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