deleating files frees up space in Time Machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wackymacky, May 6, 2009.

  1. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Last week I was doing some late night backing up of some DVD's I own. (7x7GB).

    I MTR'd them to get the video_TS folders on my desk top, so I could toast them back on to DVDs,

    I tought I may as well put them on to my iPhone, so I re-encoded them into MP4 (7x500MB), then copied them into iTunes (again 7x500MB).

    I reaslied today that I forgot to turn off Time-machine when I was doing all this and my backup grew by 60 GB!!


    If I go into Time-machine and track down these video files and "deleate all instances" of them, will it free up the 60 GB on my external drive for Time-machine to be able to back upu more vital stuff?
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Yes, you can delete the unwanted files by entering Time Machine.
    I suggest making a new folder and excluding it in the Time Machine pref panel, so that you won't have to turn off Time Machine at all.

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