I used the time machine for a while to back things up. I hate using it and I can't retrieve things easily. I can never find anything on it. So now I want to clear the external hard-drive that everything's stored on and just back up things my own way. So here's my question: how do I get all the information and files and everything off the external hard-drive stored elsewhere and clear the whole thing? Is there an easier way to do this apart from individually going through each time machine date and clearing things off manually? Thanks in advance.