Urgent help needed - My hard drive is filling up with back up files for no reason

Norsolaar

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 26, 2011
5
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Oslo, Norway
I recently discovered that my mba (mid 2011, OS X 10.7.5) is filling up with something called "backups" and I don't understand where these files are coming from or where I can find them to delete them.

I have configured Time Machine to make backups whenever I connect my external harddrive I keep my backups on but now I am suspecting Time Machine of making local copies on my system drive as well. How do I stop this and how do I delete the files it has created

 -> about this mac -> more info -> storage



I really apreciate it if someone can help me quickly with this as I am in a bit of a hurry as I'm going travelling for the next month and I really need all the disk space I can to keep my photographs on. Thanks in advance!
 

Norsolaar

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 26, 2011
5
0
Oslo, Norway
Thanks to the both of you, even though I figured it out on my own that is exactly what the problem was. Thanks for taking the time to reply. :)