Time Capsule keeps the same available size although I have deleted files in there.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macmania82, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. macmania82 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi friends,

    I don't have enough space at my Time Capsule, and I noticed that I have backed-up some silly big folders like Downloads. So I assigned them for not to take backup. But time machine already took backup of them and keeps space in Time Capsule.

    So;
    1. I run in Time Machine
    2. Select the Download folder
    3. and clicked "Delete all backups of Downloads" at the setting icon

    It deleted the backup folder, but my Time Capsule empty space has not changed :/ so what kind of deleting is that? Files are not there, looks like deleted, but there is no change at Time Capsule size :/

    what am I missing?!

    Appreciate helps!! Thanks a lot!
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    Was there anything actually in the Downloads folder? Deleting an empty folder multiple times won't really free up any meaningful space. Also, did you empty the trash? Space stats won't change until after you empty the trash.
     
  3. macmania82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes there was many files, totally over 17 GB... and yes I emptied the trash
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #4
    Try out Grand Perspective and see if it can help locate where the space may be getting used.
     

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