I have snow leopard. I have a 1TB time machine set up. After all I just realize that it is too big for what I actually need. I think half of that would be more than enough. I have another 500GB hard drive. I was wondering how can I move my time machine files from a Bigger hard drive to a smaller hard drive. All discussions, post and forums explain how to do it from smaller to a bigger hard drive using Disk utility. But that did not work for me, there is a error saying that the source is bigger than the destination. Does anybody know how can do this? basically using the apple computer and trying to avoid 3rd party software....thanks a lot PS, The back-up file inside the 1 TB hard drive is much less than 500 GB.