Setting up Time Machine.

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  1. Don

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    anyone here know how to set up time Machine. i was trying to set mine up but in the process of doing so. turned time machine off and cant figure out how to turn it back on and whats the proper way of setting time machine up.
     
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    Napoleon Dynamite's uncle Rico already told us that it doesn't work. Dr. Emmett Brown has had some success with them though.
     
  3. Don

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    How About the Time Thing on The Mac Computer Which is actually Hooked up to a External Drive.
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

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    Don, actually it should be very easy.

    Once your Mac discovers an external drive it will bring up
    a dialogue box asking if you want to use Time Machine with it.

    That simple.

    Also look into TimeMachineScheduler if you want precise times
    that you want Time Machine to back up instead of every hour.
     
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    Exactly what Ron said. I am using a Seagate FreeAgent Pro external hard drive (with Firewire connection) and the Time Machine setup on my iMac was totally automatic.
     
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    Plug in your external hard drive. If the Time Machine prompt doesn't appear shortly, go into system preferences and click the Time Machine Preferences. There, you'll find a button to select the hard drive to use, and a button to enable Time Machine.
     
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    my external Drive is hooked up its a Western Digital ( Blue-box ) with fire wire and after it poped up it asked for more stuff then i knew about so i turned Time Machine off. and cant get back to my Time Machine settings.
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    Don,

    Go into System Preferences (GEAR ICON in DOCK). Under SYSTEM
    is TIME MACHINE. You can set it up there.
     
  9. Don

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    Ron I Found it But what do i do to set Time Machine UP I'm Very New to the Mac and Havent Actully ever set things up before.
     
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    There is basically nothing to set up. Connect hard drive. Tell Time Machine to use that drive. Turn on Time Machine.

    You're done.
     

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