I do have files there. Yes, I suppose they could be erased.
I've never used Time Machine. Is it pretty intuitive?
Ok. I copied over my files. Now in Disk Utility, on the left, there's an icon and listing for 100.26 GB Maxtor OneTouch, and underneath that, indented, there's an icon and a listing for "my backup", which is the name I gave it. Which one do I select to erase?
Great. It's all working as you said. Thanks you! One more question . . . kind of unrelated . . . :0) Periodically, lately, perhaps on account of hooking up my back up drive . . . the icons on my desktop are flickering on and off . . . the magnifying glass for searching . . . date/time, etc. Sometimes they're there, sometimes not. Any advice?
Yes, I already tried resetting the PRAM yesterday. Thanks.
No, it seems to have settled down. Thanks.