Am using an external HD for my time machine. Once backed up, can I delete files that I do not need frequently on my Mac and free space on the Mac?

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    Time Machine's HD will delete older backups as it needs more space. Eventually your files will be overwritten. An additional external hard drive to store those files would be my suggestion.

    HTH
    Craig

    • Answered by Craig D S from Kansas City
    • Mar 19, 2012