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Old 04-25-2012, 05:58 AM   #1
pfhannan
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Cant Delete files from my Time Machine

I am attempting to delete old backups on my time machine, and it will not allow me, any hints short of reformating it?
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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How and why are you attempting to delete TM backup files?

There is a mechanism within the TM app - right click on a file.

MY general advice for Time Machine and Spotlight is : you get the best results by leaving it alone. if you mess with it, it will go wrong.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:49 AM   #3
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Been there, done that and it did go wrong -- Time Machine looks after itself unless the drive used is substantially too small for the stuff you want to back up.
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