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OK, so I'm a moron. My boyfriend and I are new to MAC and we purchased the Macally G-S350SUA to back up our systems. There's enough room on this storage thingy for both our systems. Anyway, when I connect the McCally Storage Enclosure and pull up Time machine, I get a message that "Your Time Machine backup disk can't be found". I've used this in the past. and I THOUGHT I was backing up on a weekly basis but now I'm not sure that any backup has happened at all. This came with no manual. So we're out on a limb here thinking we're backing up our systems but have a nagging feeling nothing has happened.

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There's a walk through here on how to create back-ups. Make sure you read it carefully to avoid future problems.

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

1. I am going to assume, both of your pc's are mac's

2. One pc at a time, plug in your drive in, then open up the finder, you should see it on the list under device.. I will guess you gave the backup drive a name. if not, it will be called untitled.

3. you see it yes or no. if you dont see it, try the other mac. if you dont see it their, the macally is defective. also make sure the macallly has power to it. if only one machine see's it. you have a issue, with the machine, that does not see the drive.

4. now if your Mac does see the Macally. open up time machine and select disk to back up too. you should see that drive on the list.

5. lets say both your machines see the drive and you can make backups. I myself leave systems files and application's on the exclude list, i figure i will reload all my programs. if you have lots of room on your backup drives, you can leave the exclude list empty..it will back up everything.

6. now to make sure you are backing up, you should be able to open up time machine and go back in time, and look how far back you have backed up.

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