Deleting file from Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Big Dave, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Big Dave macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I want to remove a file from Time Machine.
    I'm thinking I'll do:
    find /Volumes/Time_Machine/ file.name -exec rm {} \;

    Is there anything special about files stored on the Time Machine Volume? By deleting a file throughout, will it corrupt my backups?
     
  2. georgegarrigues macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Will you keep this file on your hard drive but just not have it backed up in TM?

    Why not just exclude it from your TM backups? Eventually, as time passes and TM deletes the earliest files, it will just naturally disappear.

    Sincerely, your friend, GeorgeLG
     
  3. Big Dave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I could do that, but It annoys me that my Time Machine drive is so full. I left a couple gb file on my desktop for a few weeks. I did the find -exec command and it appeared to have worked.
     

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