Huge "backup" space

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by dcaccount, May 10, 2015.

  1. dcaccount macrumors regular

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    Nov 17, 2013
    #1
    Hello,
    I have just deleted a few Gb of useless files.

    To my surprise, after checking the free space, I have noticed that I have not had any great increase of space available.

    The amount of space taken by the Backup has however increase by more or less the amount of files deleted.

    I do not understand why and I would not like them to be backed up by time machine.

    Any clue?

    Thanks,
    daniele
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Location:
    California
    #2
    What you are seeing is normal. When you have Time Machine turned on and you delete files they go into a hidden folder at /.Mobilebackups. The OS will mange that space and start to delete the files as the disk gets closer to full. You can read about it here.
     

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