Help! copied time machine backups 3 times!

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  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    and i cant delete or cut each one. now i have a backups in my trash, on my desktop, and in my external.

    i was just trying to delete everything, partition my drive, and start over.. how do i do that once i work this out?
     
  2. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    Is the whole external drive for Time Machine?

    I would just turn off Time Machine and reformat external drive.
     
  3. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    how do i delete the two backups.backupdb folders in my trash and desktop? they say they cant be deleted because of the bootx file...

    also: just how DO i reformat the drive?
     
  4. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    figured it out.. i now have the following HD's

    Internal: files, music, pictures important documents/apps etc
    External: random pictures, downloaded icon sets, widgets etc, extra stuff
    Time Machine: Backup of internal only

    Thanks anyways! :)
     
  5. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    hmm i got it all down to 1 partition because it was messing up..
    i let time machine reformat the drive, but now it says there was an error.

    when i look in the time machine drive the backup.backupdb folder was created?? what is going wrong??
     

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