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    Free Up Macbook Backup storage
    I deleted maybe about 200GB or more from a music collection I had in iTunes. I deleted them from the iTunes media folder as well as in the recycle bin. I was wondering how do I free up space in my backups? I want to start over with a clean Mac. Thanks in advance

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    If you want to start over with a clean Mac and don't want your backups.

    Do a clean reinstall of OS X on your Mac.
    After that is done, you're up and running, everything looks good...

    Then repartition/format the backup drive and create a new backup.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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