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Hi there
I've just updated to OS 10.7.1, and I just happened to look at 'about this mac'.
I've not looked at this since the Lion update a few weeks ago, and I said to my husband "ooh look, there's a different layout"
Anyhoo, I clicked on More Info/Storage and there's a nice little coloured bar telling you where/how your disk space is allocated.
For some reason I can see 52gb of Backups.
I back up to Time Machine and there shouldn't be anything 'backed up' on the laptop.
My husband has an iMac and he hasn't got anything 'backed up'.
Any ideas please?
I've got Parallels and wondered if that might be it?
But OH uses Boot Camp and as I say he has nothing - and of course we both have Windoze installed. (I only use it for a few HOG games that I can't get for the mac) ;-)
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I think it is to give you some degree of backup if you are on the road and not connected to time machine.
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Hmmm, can't find where it's stored though.
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Found an article :-)
Hidden local backups with Mac OS X Lion filling up your MacBook hard disk! - 0x4e71
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I have the exact same issue even if I have time machine connected for days I also made a thread about it

local backups staying in HDD
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I have got rid of it. Is it still happening to you then, even after typing the disable command in Terminal?
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It's easy enough to resolve.... When disconnecting your Time Machine external drive for any reason (away from home or whatever) just open Time Machine preferences and turn Automatic Backups off. Problem solved. Just don't forget to turn them back on when you connect the drive and wish to make a backup.
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I have got rid of it. Is it still happening to you then, even after typing the disable command in Terminal?
if you put the first command you're good but if you turn it back on in terminal it starts to do it again I mean its a cool feature I would like to keep it on but it just doesn't work right
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