2 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2013 7:15 PM by moglie12
moglie12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a LaCie 2d external Hard Drive to which I have been backing up. Can I just delete or drag to trash old (2008) back ups? (I have been getting disk error massages and my photo files are not being saved correctly. I think HD may be maxed out.)  I have all my important LARGE files on the external HD. I don't want to back up my external HD by buying yet another external HD! I have been getting disc error messages.


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Delete backup on external HD?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    That's not the way of deleting old backups. In order to delete Time Machine backups, read this Pondini's page > http://pondini.org/TM/12.html

  • 2. Re: Delete backup on external HD?
    moglie12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks but I tried this and no longer am able to open my files. It suggests I copy them and reformat the drive. My LaCie external HD does not mount unless I restart. It shows my files, but I am unable to open them. Could it be a power cord? I've seen some mention HD not mounting because of power cord problems. I don't know how to copy the files from the external HD to a new HD if it's the problem with the whole HD.