1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 18, 2013 12:00 AM by mende1
SarahDoei123 Level 1 (0 points)

If I used external hard disk for back up time machine, is it possible to use that external hard disk to save another else from diffrent computers?


MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,156 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    You can do this, but you should make a new volume on your external disk. Time Machine needs a volume that is only used to store backups, so you can't store other data in the same volume as the one you are using for making backups.

     

    If you want to create another volume on your external disk, use Disk Utility to do this > http://pondini.org/OSX/DU3.html Anyway, you should get another external disk to store other files, but if you don't want to, you can create another volume in it