Urgent help needed - My hard drive is filling up with back up files for no reason

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Norsolaar, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I recently discovered that my mba (mid 2011, OS X 10.7.5) is filling up with something called "backups" and I don't understand where these files are coming from or where I can find them to delete them.

    I have configured Time Machine to make backups whenever I connect my external harddrive I keep my backups on but now I am suspecting Time Machine of making local copies on my system drive as well. How do I stop this and how do I delete the files it has created

     -> about this mac -> more info -> storage

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    I really apreciate it if someone can help me quickly with this as I am in a bit of a hurry as I'm going travelling for the next month and I really need all the disk space I can to keep my photographs on. Thanks in advance!
     
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    comatory

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  3. macrumors Westmere

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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to the both of you, even though I figured it out on my own that is exactly what the problem was. Thanks for taking the time to reply. :)
     

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