2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2014 12:28 PM by nifflerX
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Is it safe to partition an external hard drive that is being used for Time Machine back up? What I need is too back up some files from another External HD(2TB) on to my Time Machine Drive(4TB) but it wont fit on my laptop so I need to transfer it directly from the 2nd External(2TB). I was gonna put the files on the root of my Time Machine Drive(4TB) next to the Time Machine Folder but I wasnt sure if that would screw anything up or if a partition would be safer.  A better question, is it necessary to partition the drive for I what I want to do or could I just store my files on the root?


This is my first time using Time Machine and it seems like it customized the hard drive, so I am not sure what I should and should do to it. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)