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Discussion in 'iMac' started by talkindrum, Sep 29, 2010.
Can i just drag it to the trash or is there a better way?
That's about the only way to do it, just drag to trash, then empty the trash.
don't think you can. i ended up formatting my hard drive.
You can drag it to the Trash but emptying it will take forever. The quicker way is to reformat.
dont do that. there are very particular permissions so i dont think you can trash it at all. if you can it would take forever to delete.
either format your external drive or delete using Terminal with root permissions if you know how to do it.
no i dont know how to do that, what i will have to do then is clean off all the
other data to another drive and then reformat. i was trying to keep the data
on there and get rid of the old backup stuff, i plan to use a new drive for
timemachine and it will start a whole new backup.
your other option would be to delete the backups from within time machine itself. looks like you can delete a whole volume at one time. don't know how long it would take, however.
i am about to get a new 1TB ext. HD, do i need to partition it or can i just use it as one large drive? i will be using timemachine , also it needs to be
formated as mac extended right?