Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2012 5:07 PM (in response to B-Nice)
OS X does not keep internal backups. Please clarify what you're seeing.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to B-Nice)
Open the Terminal in the Utilities folder and enter or paste the appropriate command line. Press RETURN and enter your admin password when prompted. It will not be echoed.
To turn them ON: sudo tmutil enablelocal
To turn them OFF: sudo tmutil disablelocal
Note that turning them OFF will also delete all existing snapshots.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2012 5:16 PM (in response to B-Nice)
I TURN OFF THE TIME MACHINE BUT I CAN'T GET MY SPACE BACK
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 6:31 AM (in response to B-Nice)
This worked for me really well. I simply restarted my Mac Air and all the local backup was gone..... :-)
Finally I got the empty hard disk space I needed since long .......