10.5 Leopard Time Machine – Disable prompt when mounting new drives

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Every time you mount a new drive in Leopard you get a prompt from Time Machine asking you if you want to use that drive for backups. You can prevent this prompt from occurring by issuing the following terminal command:

sudo defaults write com.apple.TimeMachine DoNotOfferNewDisksForBackup -bool YES

Time Machine

One thought on “10.5 Leopard Time Machine – Disable prompt when mounting new drives

  1. Thank you so much for this… I knew there had to be a boolean somewhere!
    I’m constantly formatting a drive to use for booting distros, and this is an extra step in a repeated process.

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