Hi all. My 1 yr old MacBook Pro keeps telling me that there is no space on the start up disc, so it can't do anything. So I went and bought the Time Machine, thinking that I could back everything up, then delete the couple of thousand photos I have from the internal Mac HD ... Well, 2 days ago the back up started, and so far only 2.59 GB has been done out of 282 GB. I hardly save anything on my Mac doc-wise, just photos ... but I just cannot see how I have 282 GB of stuff on it! Any hints, anyone, for speeding up this initial back up? Or temporarily creating more space on the start up disc so I can do things like scanning?? Help please! I am not a young clever IT lad: I am a struggling 60+ lady pensioner!