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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?

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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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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

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