After I back up with Time Machine can I erase files on my hard drive to get more space?

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  • Best Answer:

    Barry,

    If you're not going to keep accessing those files, you can go ahead. However to make space on your HD, I just copy those files to a thumb drive. My understanding was the backup should be used as protection in the event of your device "crashing" and then using the backup to restore what you once had on the HD.

    • Answered by Gordon R from Waipahu
    • Mar 15, 2013