Time Machine Management

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by garycurtis, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. garycurtis macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    Los Angeles & Northern California
    My external 1Tb drive is partitioned into 2 sections for Time Machine backups. My wife's MBP laptop was just replaced, so I dumped all her data onto the new computer and want to clear what was preserved on one of the TM partitions and start anew.

    He do I do that? Just drag and dump folders to the trash, of use Disk Utility to erase that partition? My reasons. The dead MBP was not an Intel chip unit, while the new one is, so all backups of the system are invalid.
  2. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    As long as you make sure to get only the partition that contains her stuff disk utility is the best way to make sure you fully clean it out.

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