Can't delete backup from trash.

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  1. Generik777, Apr 7, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011

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    So I foolishly tried deleting a time machine backup I had made and no longer needed. It's now in my Trash but will not delete when I try to empty the trash. It just hangs at "Preparing to empty the trash". I can't even "Put Back" the item cause when I try it says "The operation can’t be completed because backup items can’t be modified." So it's stuck in the Trash bin. If i unplug my Time Machine drive it goes away, but then comes back as soon as I plug it back in. How do I get rid of this? Thanx
     
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