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  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (165,410 points)

    Thanks for the kind words. A few post-mortem comments:


    • You can't erase an active Time Machine backup volume.
    • Once you've erased it, there's no reason to rebuild the Spotlight index.
    • It's not clear whether you tried to back up in safe mode.
    • The WD software probably caused the problem, and may cause it again.
  • vickyjones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Linc: I tried to back up in Safe Mode, but my computer couldn't find the external drive in Safe Mode. I've spent so much time on this issue that I think that if the WD drive causes problems again, my currency will be better spent on purchasing a new external drive. Which brand/model do you recommend?

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