Remove old machine backup from time machine?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by juhlster1021, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. juhlster1021 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    I have an external drive that I used on my old Mac, then on my new one. Therefore in Time Machine's Backups.backupdb directory there are two subdirectories... one for each computer.

    I'm ready to remove the old computer's backup files permanently to free up space for the backups for my new computer. How should I proceed? I'd need to keep the current backups intact, of course.
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Mar 2, 2009
    I would just drag the backup for the old computer into the trash.
  3. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Does it allow you to do that?

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