3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 1:10 PM by mende1
EWP92 Level 1 Level 1

So i was checking how much space i have on my HD out of curiosity and noticed that the 'back ups' are taking up a whopping 60gb of space on my HD. Should i be concerned? To be honest it kinda bothers me that theres 60GB of space being taken for back ups when i have purchased an external hard drive STRICTLY so i can keep my back ups on there (and ive only had my mac for a month too.) So like, if its taken up 60gb now, i dont want it to keep accumulating.



Is there a way i can delete these back ups? (i feel like theyre of no use because ive been backing up my mac on the EHD that ive purchased)



Or should i not worry? Ive read a few of the other posts and they didnt quite touch on what i want to know.



I turned off time machine for now, idk if thats the right thing to do or not. I hope ive been clear in my question, i would appreciate feedback on this.Screen Shot 2012-11-10 at 12.42.23 AM.png

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    Open > http://pondini.org/TM/30.html

  • EWP92 Level 1 Level 1

    alright so that gave me a better idea of whats going on. Sorry for pushing the envelope but i like to be reassured; So its not really something to worry about? From what i read and understood, basically if it comes down to those last 60gb of space, i will actually be able to use it? (like, it will be made available if needed)








    last question, should i just turn time machine back on (to be on the safe side) or does it not matter if i keep it on or off?



    sorry sometimes i just like reassuring answers to be told to me

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    I recommend to keep it but you can delete those with the webpage I wrote