Final Word on Time Machine Deleting?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theturtle, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. theturtle macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, just wanted to know if the method i used to delete some back ups were save. What i did was just drag two back ups that I didn't need anymore into my trash, held option and clicked delete.
    im asking this because i came across this video saying if i used this method, i would be "screwed"
    http://www.newcityexperience.com/general/how-to-delete-backups-from-time-machine/
    what do you guys think? is the method i used safe, or did it some how mess up my TM or leave left over data? :confused:
     
  2. gusious macrumors 65816

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    I use this method and i think it's fine. A lot of people do that. :)
     
  3. theturtle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks thanks!
    it was successful for me too but i got paranoid that it left some unwanted junk that i couldnt so, or it secretly messed up my WD or laptop. I know, paranoid :D
    it doesnt help when you see that video and that guy is saying you screwed up the time machine by deleting back ups like we did.
     
  4. gusious macrumors 65816

    gusious

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    No problem.:)

    Another way to delete time machine backups is by formatting the drive again but taking it to the trash do the job too.:)
     

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