Back in the summer I bought an external hard drive for my MacBook Pro because I make videos on YouTube and they obviously take up a lot of space on my computer. The first couple of times I plugged the new drive in, moved the videos/files to it and deleted them from my computer I got a tonne of storage space back (as of course was expected).
But recently, when I went to move more videos to clear up space, I didn’t get the amount of space I expected back. In fact, the space I got back from deleting movies went into the “backup” part of my storage and the same goes for random files. Why is this happening? I don’t use Time Machine or anything. How can I prevent this from happening because it’s driving me nuts and limiting my current movie imports.