Deleting user after backing up data to time machine

Discussion in 'Mac OS X' started by Punkyclown, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Punkyclown

    Punkyclown New Member

    Nov 10, 2017
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    Hi all, I am trying to reclaim disk space off of an iMac 27 inch running El Capitan. My daughter finished college
    got a job and moved out. I have been sharing the computer with her, but the 320 mg hard drive only has
    25 mgs free. So I would like to back up her data up to Time Machine and remove here from the computer. Can
    I than go back at some time and recover her to that machine or an other?
    Thanks for the help.
    Brad Hansen
    Punkyclown, Feb 10, 2018
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

    May 19, 2004
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    Yes, that should work. You could also delete her user, and choose to keep the home folder. Once that is done, then drag it to en external disk for storage and delete it from the internal.

    Cory Cooper, Feb 11, 2018
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