Retrieve backup space??

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by lwilliams, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. lwilliams macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2012
    Athens, GA
    When I go to About This Mac, click the Storage tab....... the graphical display there shows 89gb used for storage.

    Where and what is this? I use Time Machine writing to an External drive.

    How did I get this 89gb back,?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That is Time Machines local snapshots and is normal. You can ignore it and if your disk starts to get full from it, the OS will start to purge data from the space.

    If you notice, when you look in Finder that space is not included in the free space calculation since the OS will wipe it if you need the space.

    If you want, you can zero it out by turning Time Machine off then back on again.

    Totally normal though.

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