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Can't set up Time Machine to backup to WD external drive

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Antonio Machado Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jul 10, 2013 7:19 PM

Hi, I have a WD external drive that I want to use to back up my Mac book Pro 10.8 files.


I connected the WD to the computer's USB and it appears in the "Devices" list in the Finder Window.


I opened "System Preferences / Time Machine" switched it to "On", clicked the option "Other Time Capsule" and the "Set up..." button


A new screen opened and I couldn't find the option to choose the WD drive as the Time Machine backup location.


This screen only says:


"no new Airport base stations discovered"


"no remote Airport base stations discovered"


"no configured Airport base stations have been found. AirPort utility will continue searching"


Am I doing something wrong? Why can't I find the option to save the backup to the WD drive?



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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