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Solved: Networked Hard Drive - Dual Use

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mikieray, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. mikieray

    mikieray Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    I have an external hard drive that is connected through my router USB. I have formatted two partitions, one for use with Time Machine in OSX Journaled and one partition in FAT 32. I have an IMac and a PC and I'd like to use this external hard drive for storage as well as for the Time Machine.

    Time Machine will not recognize the partition I have formatted for it. I have no trouble seeing the partition that contains the storage in either computer. I can also mount both partitions on my Mac, but I cannot get Time Machine to select that partition in it's available choices. What am I doing wrong?

    I know it can be done, but all the articles I have read thus far have helped me only to a point.

    Thanks!
     
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