Questions on deleting things from external hard (Time Machine)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by trackforlife7, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. trackforlife7 macrumors newbie

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    I don't know where else to put this but I set up a external hard drive to using time capsule. The hard drive is 500 gig and within 3 months worth of backing up I only have 287 gigs. How can I remove movies and other stuff off the hard drive? I tried deleting the a movie by looking into the back up folders on the hard drive but it keeps telling me it can't be modified.
     
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    unless you partition it ... it will eventually fill up with hourly backups

    use 300 for TM and 200 for an external drive
     
  3. trackforlife7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do I do partition it? Do I use boot camp? Also what is TM?
     
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    > utilities then > disk utility

    I use a simple 500GB WD My Passport external HD ... partitioned 300GB for TMachine and 200GB as storage
     

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