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    Oct 26, 2009
    Time Machine
    Hi all

    I've been running Time Machine successfully for a good few months now with an external drive for the backups. It is now telling me it doesn't have enough room left to back up. when I try and access the drive to delete files, it doesn't seem effective, i.e. it is still saying it is full.

    Can anyone help? How can I free space so I can continue my back ups?

    Many thanks


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    Member Since
    Mar 31, 2008
    Eh? I thought Time Machine will automatically delete the oldest version of the OS on your external hard drive to make space for the newer versions?

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    Mar 19, 2008
    iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 4gig,Mac OS X Maverick, Macbook Intel 2gig, iPhone 3G
    Are you keeping other files besides your TM backups on the drive.
    I found that if you do then the function of deleting old TM Backups does not work properly
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

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