1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 4, 2012 4:38 PM by Kappy
ShawnEdwin Level 1 Level 1

When I look at the "About This Mac" -> "More Info..." -> "Storage" it shows my Time Machine and my system Hard Drive.

On the system Hard Drive it is showing Backups  at 60GB.


Where do I find those backup files to remove them? Or what type of files does that include? Is there a tool to delete these files? I have looked at other systems and have not seen any backups by default on the systems so I figure they should be readily accessible to delete.


Thanks for any help you have on this.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by Kappy on Jul 4, 2012 4:38 PM Solved

Those may be Time Machine snapshots:


OS X Lion- About Time Machine's "local snapshots" on portable Macs


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.