Backup problem

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  1. casbas123 macrumors newbie

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    i have a macbook with :
    osx 10.6.8
    intel core 2 duo
    nvidia 320m
    250gb hardrive

    every time i delete something the space i deleted goes into hardrive it looks like this
    can someone please help me?
     

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    I don't think you are on 10.6.8. That looks like the System Information screen from Lion or Mountain Lion. If you are asking about that purple area called Backups, that is local backups temporarily stored by Time Machine. If you turn Time Machine off then back on, it will zero out that space. Or you can just ignore it. If you need the space for user files, OS X will shrink the temp backup space used automatically.
     
  3. casbas123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes you are right sorry i have 10.8.2 but how do i turn time machine off?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just click the Time Machine icon in the menu bar and select Open Time Machine Preferences. Then on the left side you will see an on/off button. Just turn it off then back on and go back to check, and you will see that backups purple is now close to zero.
     
  5. casbas123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    now it is like this.
    its dutch so overig = i think additional i am not sure
     

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  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Try a restart to see if it sorts itself out. Also try emptying the trash (although I don't think that is the issue).

    If you look at the disk in Finder, what does it show as far as space used?
     
  7. casbas123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ooh nice my hardrive says that it has 167 gb free
    thank you very much :D
     

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