Resolved TV Shows from iTunes Staying on Hard Drive

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  1. b-rad g, May 22, 2012
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    b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    I have my iTunes Library on my Mini at home, but wanted to watch some Top Gear episodes on my Air. So through Home Sharing I copied the episodes to the Air. Now that I've watched some of them I started deleting them to free up space on the HD on the Air. I delete and use the Move To Trash option, but the space isn't getting freed up, and yes I have emptied trash.

    Whats going on?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    look in itunes preferences and there is something like "organize files" look at that if its ticked of it will save anything you import to your libary to the local hard drive
     
  3. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes that is checked, but I looked on the hard drive where it is stored and when I delete the episodes in iTunes it is also gone from that folder on the HD but the Used/Free space is not changing after I delete them.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    could be a local snapshot for time machine thats taking up that space
     
  5. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh, that could be it. How do I go about deleting that?
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    the next time you hook up to you external to do your backup it will remove local snapshots
     
  7. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got it!!

    I wasn't letting my Time Capsule back up while I have these TV episodes on the Air since I didn't want them taking up space on the TC, so I went ahead and turned Time Machine off and once I finished watching and deleting the episodes I would then resume TM backups.

    Bingo! As soon as I turned TM off I got over 20GB back!
     

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