Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
+ Reply
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    iMore Question
    iMore Question's Avatar
    Guest

    Default How can I make my time Capsule my main storage and source?

    I need to make space on my mac and I have both an external hard drive and a Time Capsule for extra storage. I know how to transfer onto my external and I have already copied all my media (picture and music/movies) to the hard drive. I want to also make a backup on my Time Capsule and then be able to delete the files on my computer to increase space. I feel like other questions are more specific and I get lost in the answers. I'm not a computer genius but I grasp common sense just fine. Any step by step instruction would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. #2  

    Default Re: How can I make my time Capsule my main storage and source?

    Check out the official instructions via the following link.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250
  3. #3  
    JustMeWhoElse's Avatar
    iMore Beginner

    Posts
    85 Posts

    Default Re: How can I make my time Capsule my main storage and source?

    Quote Originally Posted by iMore Question View Post
    I need to make space on my mac and I have both an external hard drive and a Time Capsule for extra storage. I know how to transfer onto my external and I have already copied all my media (picture and music/movies) to the hard drive. I want to also make a backup on my Time Capsule and then be able to delete the files on my computer to increase space. I feel like other questions are more specific and I get lost in the answers. I'm not a computer genius but I grasp common sense just fine. Any step by step instruction would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
    Do you mean using the Time Capsule as you did your other external hard drive?

    If so, mount the Time Capsule, it is really a hard drive and i would create a Named Folder by you, such as Extra Backup, then just drag the files you want to backup into your named folder. This way these files are not part of your regular Time Machine backup that Time Machine eventually delete to save space.

    They would not be auto deleted by Time Machine at some point in your scheduled Time Capsule backup this way.

Similar Threads

  1. How to use Switch Control on iPhone and iPad
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2016, 01:12 PM
  2. I can't swipe on my Ipad. Therefore I can't open it Help!
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-02-2016, 12:29 PM

Posting Permissions