Backing up and deleting files.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by capriseyhaze, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. capriseyhaze macrumors regular

    capriseyhaze

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    Ok heres the skinny. On my imac i have an ex. hdd that i use for Time Machine. Im selling my imac so im going to use that hdd on my Macbook Pro. I dont want to keep none of the files on it except my Pro Tools folder. and maybe my music folder i dont know. Now here are my questions.

    1. how do i delete everything off of an external hdd but only keep certain files.

    2. is it even possible to hook a hdd up to mac without using time machine.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    1.) Copy the important files off, then erase the drive from Disk Utility.

    2.) Yes. Nothing says you have to use TM.
     
  3. capriseyhaze thread starter macrumors regular

    capriseyhaze

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    copy them off to what? im sorry im sounding so slow.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    To your internal drive, or another external.
     
  5. capriseyhaze thread starter macrumors regular

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