2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 11:32 PM by Michael Wasley
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If time machine puts all of my photos onto my external hard drive using time machine, can I then delete the photos from my computer but view them again from the external hard drive? Basically, can I free up space on my mac but not lose years of photos?

macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Solved by Niel on Nov 23, 2012 3:09 PM Solved
No. Put them onto a different external drive through the Finder instead. (71959)
Reply by Michael Wasley on Nov 23, 2012 11:32 PM Helpful
To add to Niel's comment bear in mind that if you have a backup copy on an external HD and later delete the orignals on your Mac HD you will then only have one copy - so no backup. If the pictures are precious you should have at least two copies, and ideally another copy kept off site,

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