2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 7, 2012 5:18 PM by JTC21
neil56 Level 1 Level 1

I have for some time used a WD MyBookWorld external hard drive and 'connected' TimeMachine to it.  This process created two 'Shared' computers visible in Finder.  MyBookWorld and MyBookWorld-Backup.  Time Machine connected to the one called MyBookWorld-Backup.


However, then the MyBookWorld acquired a new IP address (long story, it wasn't static).  Time Machine stopped working - didn't give any useful prompts by the way, noticed by accident that it hadn't backed up for a month.


So, ideally I would just like the definition of MyBookWorld 'shared' computer/drive to be updated with the new IP address.  However, I can't find out how to do this.


- I can't delete or modify the entries via Finder (or anywhere else) of the 'Shared' computers/drives.

- I CAN connect to the WD MyBookWorld via Finder/Go/Connect to Server and see the file hierarchy that Windows machines are using in their backups .

- Time Machine ONLY sees the existing MyBookWorld on MyBookWorld-Backup definition, but this fails to connect - error says that the devices doesn't exist or has an incorrect IP address.


So I'm stuck.  Any one help?  I can't help feeling that I'm missing something obvious.


Thanks in advance.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • neil56 Level 1 Level 1

    Well, I'm not quite sure how the communities work in AppleLand.  I've had no reply from the community or from Apple.  I've not experienced this level of disinterest on any other support site.  Maybe my question was too boring....


    As it happens, although I haven't resolved the problem as described, I've got Time Machine working again.  I don't exactly know how, but I updated the firmware on the MyBookWorld to the latest, and stopped using the AirPort wireless and switched to a wired connection.  Time Machine seemed to be able to find the external disk and recommence its backup regime.


    If anyone cares to answer my original question that would be great.  Google shows many sites with posts asking similar questions, but without any sensible, correct, user oriented answers.

  • JTC21 Level 1 Level 1

    @neil56 - I am having the same problem. Any file I try to delete from my WD won't delete. I get a popup that says "The operation can't be completed because the item 'iMovie Cache' is in use," or some variation of that.

    Screen Shot 2012-06-07 at 7.55.53 PM.png

    I have searched everywhere for an answer and can't seem to find anything sensible. If you have a solution to the problem, can you please post it?