How can I reclaim ssd space on my new MacBook Pro thats used for backups?

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    How can I reclaim ssd space on my new MacBook Pro thats used for backups?

    I transferred my old MBP tp my new one and noticed that a lot of space on my ssd is being used for 'backup'. I've looked through my user folders and cannot find these backups. I want to reclaim the space they are using. How can I do this? I have an external 1TB hard drive I use as my time machine, and backups go on there, so I don't see why 'backups' would be on my ssd at all.

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    Welcome to the forums :) Just a couple of questions to help us answer your question. How did you move the content from your old MacBook to the new one? Where are you seeing this reference to 'backup'?
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    Go to Time Machine, and make sure that the only drive that is selected is your external. If your Mac. drive is checked it will back up to both drives. Once you uncheck it , you will reclaim your space.

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