Looks like no one’s replied in a while. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

Question:

Question: multiple time machines

I have a small hard drive I keep connected to my old iMac and it’s set up as the time machine. I just found an old hard drive that was previously set up as the time machine for the same computer. I would like to make the old hard drive no longer a time machine. I would like to be able to plug it into the iMac and select files to copy and save like I could on a non apple computer. I want to be able to easily see what files I have saved. I just want to save pictures and albums that I have made on photo. I want to copy folders that I have saved on iCloud I drive too. How do I do this? Thank you!

Posted on

Reply
Question marked as Apple Recommended
Answer:
Answer:

Use Disk Utility to erase and format the old TM hard drive.

see steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 at > http://www.idownloadblog.com/2017/05/24/how-to-erase-format-disk-mac/


Then create some new folders like Pictures, Music, etc on the external drive using Finder, then start copying or dragging and dropping files from your Mac into the Folders on the external drive.

Posted on

Page content loaded

Question marked as Apple Recommended

Nov 13, 2017 7:02 PM in response to luvnabby In response to luvnabby

Use Disk Utility to erase and format the old TM hard drive.

see steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 at > http://www.idownloadblog.com/2017/05/24/how-to-erase-format-disk-mac/


Then create some new folders like Pictures, Music, etc on the external drive using Finder, then start copying or dragging and dropping files from your Mac into the Folders on the external drive.

Nov 13, 2017 7:02 PM

Reply Helpful

Nov 18, 2017 1:17 PM in response to den.thed In response to den.thed

Thank you! I am trying to do this now. On the format drop down menu under the erase tab, which format do I chose? 1-Mac OS extended journaled, 2-Mac is extended journaled & encrypted, 3-Mac is extended case sensitive journaled, 4- Mac is extended case sensitive journaled encrypted, 5-MS-DOT FAT, or 6-ExFAT

Nov 18, 2017 1:17 PM

Reply Helpful

Nov 19, 2017 4:10 PM in response to luvnabby In response to luvnabby

If you plan to use the drive for storing and accessing your Mac's User Files, Photos, Music. etc.. then you will want to format it Mac OS Extended Journaled.


If you want to use the drive for cross platform Mac & PC File sharing, then you will want to choose MD-DOS Fat-32 or ExFat.

Nov 19, 2017 4:10 PM

Reply Helpful
User profile for user: luvnabby

Question: multiple time machines