Mac jumps up 20GB in space!

jwolf6589

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Dec 15, 2010
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I have deleted nothing since yesterday. The only thing I did do was a time machine backup this morning and now my Mac has 191GB's free instead of 171GB's free. What happened?
 

Expobill

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Thats weird, check your files in both time machine and your mac, and your trash
 

DeltaMac

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If you often do NOT have your time machine backup drive attached --- When you connect that backup drive, the backup process will read from, then remove the temporary time machine files that get stored on your boot drive in between those times that you connect to your backup.

So, you got some space back because you haven't backed up for some period of time, or you have made significant changes to your files since you last had that time machine drive connected.
Just Time Machine doing its job.
 

jwolf6589

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Dec 15, 2010
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If you often do NOT have your time machine backup drive attached --- When you connect that backup drive, the backup process will read from, then remove the temporary time machine files that get stored on your boot drive in between those times that you connect to your backup.

So, you got some space back because you haven't backed up for some period of time, or you have made significant changes to your files since you last had that time machine drive connected.
Just Time Machine doing its job.
Thanks