How do I reduce GB Storage?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Darkaholic, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Darkaholic macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
    San Diego
    When I go to "About this mac" and click storage, I see I too many gigabytes in back up. I do not need those because I always back up to a external hard drive via time machine, Also when I check Mac HD it shows diferent information, please take a look at the picture i attached, I underlined in red. Anyways these are my questions:

    1. I would like to get rid of these 150GB of back up (pink bar) in my computer, but I don't know how.

    2. Is there a way to see exactly what is under "other" the yellow bar, seems there are many things I can get rid of.

    p.s. I already use Clean my mac and app cleaner.
    And I am about to upgrade to a hybrid sold state HD.

    I need a little help here.
    Thanks in advance! :D

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  2. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2011
    Time Machine local backups

    To disable them, open and run...

    sudo tmutil disablelocal

    If you decide you want to re-enable them again...

    sudo tmutil enablelocal
  3. JerseyDoug macrumors regular

    May 10, 2012
    Thanks for the info! Good stuff.
  4. Darkaholic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
    San Diego

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