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Apr 15, 2013, 12:33 PM

Do you guys know of a command which will allow me to delete this redundant folder in the Trash?

cd ~/.Trash
server:.Trash username$ sudo rm -R /Volumes/A Drive/.Trashes/501/Backups.backupdb

WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

override rw-r--r-- root/wheel uchg for /Volumes/A Drive/.Trashes/501/Backups.backupdb/B/2012-06-13-000256/B Drive/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi?

I was following the command given here (http://www.macworld.com/article/2025381/mac-troubleshooting-what-to-do-when-the-trash-won-t-empty.html). The file is an old "Backups.backupdb" Time Machine backup and I cannot remove it from the Trash without it just copying itself and renaming it doesn't help. I have Read & Write access on all drives. Any ideas? Thanks

EDIT: T r a s h I t ! "Really Stuck" Mode did the job.