How To Stop Backing Up To A Hard Drive

Do you use Time Machine to backup your Mac? Are you annoyed by messages from Time Machine indicating that it can’t backup to a hard drive that you no longer have? Here are instructions on how to remove a specific hard drive from Time Machine’s configuration.

  • Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences
  • Click on Time Machine
  • Hold down the Control key on your keyboard as you¬†simultaneously click on the icon for the older backup hard drive.¬†Use the attached image as a guide.
  • Select Stop using <your hard drive name> for Backup
  • Click the red dot to close this window

Remove backup hard drive