View Full Version : NTFS-3G or similar programs, how does Time Machine react?

07-12-2008, 07:55 AM
Hi! There are many programs (that can enable macs to read and write to an NTFS formatted drive but I was wondering how the Time Machine reacts to this? Does it "see" the drive as an ordinary HFS+ drive or are there issues when you try to backup data?

thanks for answering! :Cool:

07-12-2008, 01:25 PM
Time Machine will only backup to a HFS+ drive. It will not use NTFS, FAT-32, or as far as I know, anything else. The only reason you would want to install and employ something like 3G or the Paragon driver is to be able to read and write to an NTFS formatted Boot Camp partition or external drive.


07-13-2008, 09:20 AM
oh right I get it :D so I'll have to format my external hard drive to use Time Machine and other programs :(

thanks for your answer