How to Remove Backup Disk from Time Machine in Mac OS X

For any reason, if you wish to remove backup disk from Time Machine on the Mac OS X, then just follow the guide on how to do it given here;

If you aren’t already doing it, then better develop a habit to have a regular backup of your Mac OS X on an external disk. This way you can be sure of not losing your data, in case anything goes wrong. But if you are already taking a regular backup, and for any reason wish to change the backup disk in Time Machine or delete the existing disk, then it is very much possible.

It is also worth nothing that you don’t need your existing backup disk attached to your Mac while you remove it from Time Machine. Also, removing a backup disk does not delete any data on the disk. The Mac simply stops backing up future data on the said disk. So now let’s proceed with the guide, as you have got the idea of things.

Sponsored Links

How to Remove Backup Disk from Time Machine in Mac OS X

Step #1. Go to System Preferences by pulling down the Apple Menu on your Mac.

Click on System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Under System Preferences, go to Time Machine preference panel.

Click on Time Machine in Mac System Preferences

Sponsored Links

Step #3. Scroll down the list of options and click on “Add or Remove Backup Disk..”

Click on Add or Remove Backup Disk on Mac

Step #4. You’ll now see the list of backup disks. Click on the one you wish to delete and then, click on “Remove Disk.”

Step #5. You’ll be prompted to confirm the change, click on “Stop Using This Disk.”

Sponsored Links

That’s it; now even if you connect the deleted drive to your Mac, it won’t start backing up automatically, which it used to do earlier.

Find this guide helpful? Or is there anything to add to it? Let us know by commenting below or get in touch on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

22 iPad and iPhone Apps Price Drop – 21 March 2019

What happens when you come to know that one of your favorite iPhone/iPad apps price has just dropped-and available at a huge discount? A...

27 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Gone Free Today – 21 March 2019

iOS Games Gone Free TodayiOS Apps Gone Free TodayWhile there are tons of awesome apps available for free, a number of extraordinary ones come...

Best iPad Mini 5 Clear Cases in 2019: Show Your Precious Device’s Aesthetics

Apple has quietly introduced its iPad mini 5 during its week of surprise product launches. This low-priced tablet will surely get some takers. If...

New Shows on Netflix April 2019: New Month, New Shows, New Seasons!

April is here and thus, we are back with the list of New Shows on Netflix April 2019. We see some new series making...