Would this destroy my computer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Iglio, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Iglio macrumors regular

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    So i am stopping time machine, i've ran into too many problems, so i'm going to get another application. But that's not what this is about, I wanna know how i can delete all the back ups time machine made in my external HD, I dragged it to the trash but i'm scared if i delete this then my computer will expload...my question is how do i get rid of old time machine back ups
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Yes, you can delete them. They are not integral to anything.

    TEG
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Better have a fire extinguisher ready just in case though, eh?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, there's a small amount of plastic explosive built into every Mac computer and it's triggered by emptying the Trash. I recommend you use your Apple Remote and stand far away, preferably behind a steel wall, before deleting the trash.
     
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Oh How I hope the OP's native language is English :D
     
  6. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    Better to be safe than sorry. Just make sure you empty the trash on your external hard drive without any USB / Firewire leads connected to your Mac.

    Also turn off all wireless connections - just in case.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I would think so, since the OP is from Connecticut.
     

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