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  1. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

    iphonedude2008

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    A week ago, I finally converted to Apple and got a 13'' MacBook Pro. When I go to look a my storage in :apple:, about this Mac, more info, it comes up with 140.96 GB of space for backup and 69.23 GB of other. The rest shows up as a reasonable amount

    Is this normal of should not. If so, how do I find what it is and remove it if it is junk.

    I don't know why the backup is there because I am using Time Machine.

    Any help is greatly appreciated:D
     
  2. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    Time Machine keeps local backups on notebooks whilst it is unable to access the backup drive, I don't know if there is an option to disable this. The other stuff is your system files and apps :)
     
  3. iphonedude2008 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    There is a command line that will disable local backups:

    sudo tmutil disablelocal

    (found on another post in the forum)
     
  5. iphonedude2008, Sep 18, 2011
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    iphonedude2008 thread starter macrumors 65816

    iphonedude2008

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    Works but

    Thank you. that worked, but now I have 193 Gb of other.:eek: How do I find that data and delete it?

    edit: Now it shows 56GB. Better but if anyone knows what is going on, I would like to know. Otherwise my problem is now mostly resolved. Thanks to all who contributed.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Be sure to empty the trash; the space isn't released until you empty the trash.
     

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