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How do I delete an entire time machine backup and setup the external hardrive again


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I want to just start over from scratch. How would I go about doing this. I know it was simple I just can't remember for the life of me I want to backup my computer as it is at maximum capacity and then just delete the stuff I don't actively use. THanks!!
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Couldnt you just go into disk util and erase/format the drive after that the next time you plug it in time machine should ask if you want to use it for back up.
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Yes I think So Thanks... Wish I hadn't deleted all the stuff I had to try and fit a second backup ugh....
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