why won't my time machine work?



My time machine won't back up. I connected a relatively new Seagate backup that works fine, and then clicked the backup button in the pop up box.

I get this error:

The backup disk is not in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format, which is required.

MacBook, OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

howapple - hello


What is the format type of the External Hard Disk? If you are not sure, select the drive in Finder and the right click and type Command + I. It will look similar to:


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If the format is not what is shown in my example then you need to format the External Hard Disk using Disk Utility to this format type. Please let us know if you need instructions on how to format an External Hard Disk.