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    G-Drive for macbook pro
    Hows it going guys im new to this so bare with me if im in the wrong sections or something.

    I just bought a g drive (external hard drive) 750gb and had a question im pretty sure i know the answer to it but for a better piece of mind i just wanted to double check.

    After backing everything up to this gdrive thru time machine am i able to delete the original files off my macintosh hd to free up some space? and if i need the files i deleted i can just go through them from the time machine. correct?

    thanks for any help and responses

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    You can, but if the G-Drive gets full, Time Machine will start to delete older items.
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    My first inclination and recommendation when someone asks about deleting files from their Mac is don't do it. Unless you have some useless programs that you installed or a bunch of junk files (old music, videos, mp3s, etc) that you want to get rid of, leave everything else alone.

    Time Machine can backup everything on the hard drive but it shouldn't be used as an excuse to make room on the hard drive. If you need more space, buy a larger internal hard drive or another external hard drive for storage.

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    yea no i have a good size hard drive its just getting filled with files from last year and earlier so i barely open them anymore but at this time im iffy about deleting them without any chance of getting them back

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    obv not a good size tho if i came close to filling it up already haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavin View Post
    yea no i have a good size hard drive its just getting filled with files from last year and earlier so i barely open them anymore but at this time im iffy about deleting them without any chance of getting them back
    Have you considered Archiving them to an External Drive.
    This lets you still keep them but allows you to remove them from your Internal Drive?

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