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    Time Machine backup folder pops up every couple of minutes

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    Time Machine backup folder pops up every couple of minutes
    I have a MacBook Pro that is automatically backed up by Time Machine. Every couple of minutes the backup folder will pop up with the folder name "Backups.backupdb" If I close this window out it will appear a couple minutes later. Does anyone know how to disable this?

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    Time Machine backup folder pops up every couple of minutes
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    Hi,

    How is the time machine drive connected to your computer? Is it directly connected by usb? If so it could be a dodgy connection?

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    Time Machine backup folder pops up every couple of minutes
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    IIRC the Time Capsule cannot be directly connected to the Mac via that USB connection. Its designed for a drive for printer to be attached there not a computer. The connection to the computer will either be via ethernet or wirelessly.
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    The OP didn't mention anything about using a TC for Time Machine, but you may well be right if he's doing so.

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    Time Machine backup folder pops up every couple of minutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The OP didn't mention anything about using a TC for Time Machine, but you may well be right if he's doing so.
    You're right. Can't believe I misread that post do badly. Ignore previous post.
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    Time Machine backup folder pops up every couple of minutes
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    Haha no harm done there, hopefully the OP has taken away something from it that can help anyway

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    Time Machine backup folder pops up every couple of minutes

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    Well I appeared to have fixed it but using some code I found and copying it into Terminal. Thanks for all the replies though. Here was the code I used in case anyone is interested.

    sudo defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages auto-open-rw-root -bool false

    Thanks again everyone

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