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jekyll

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    Setting up Macintosh Time Machine
    « on: April 29, 2010, 03:17:52 PM »
    Being a newbie to Mac, and trying to set up Time Machine to back up files, etc, I am floundering.  When I click on the time machine icon, I get a window that says "a storage location for Time Machine backups isn't set up.  So I click on the option to choose a storage location.  Then  I get a window that shows an "off/on" switch and "choose backup disk."  The switch is in the off position.  There are 2 choices, switch it to the "on" position or click on "choose backup disk."  With both selections I am taken to another window that is blank except for a section to click on at the bottom that says "set up time capsule."  When I click on that another window pops up that says "searching for airport wireless devices."  Then it is unable to find wireless devices because I have none.  A vicious circle. 

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    Re: Setting up Macintosh Time Machine
    « Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 07:12:40 PM »
    Why did you put this in the chat section?
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    jekyll

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      Re: Setting up Macintosh Time Machine
      « Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 03:05:29 PM »
      Where should it have gone?

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      Re: Setting up Macintosh Time Machine
      « Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 07:01:25 AM »
      Where should it have gone?
      In Apple, where it is now.
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: Setting up Macintosh Time Machine
        « Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 02:51:21 PM »
        Genius.  Being a newbie to Mac, and trying to set up Time Machine to back up files, etc, I am floundering.  When I click on the time machine icon, I get a window that says "a storage location for Time Machine backups isn't set up.  So I click on the option to choose a storage location.  Then  I get a window that shows an "off/on" switch and "choose backup disk."  The switch is in the off position.  There are 2 choices, switch it to the "on" position or click on "choose backup disk."  With both selections I am taken to another window that is blank except for a section to click on at the bottom that says "set up time capsule."  When I click on that another window pops up that says "searching for airport wireless devices."  Then it is unable to find wireless devices because I have none.  A vicious circle.

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        Re: Setting up Macintosh Time Machine
        « Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 05:02:52 PM »
        there's no need to post again...
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.