Cant empty 3 gigs in trash.

Coldbore

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May 6, 2017
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Like an idiot, I took all my time machine back up's on 3 TB external drive and trashed them. They ended up in my trash on my imac hard drive and I cant delete them.

It runs over night counting the files, then finally it starts to delete them, I get all finds of error's. Is there anything I can do to get these deleted some how?

Thank you!
 

Fishrrman

macrumors P6
Feb 20, 2009
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Re-initialize the drive.

From Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid:
"That oughta do it!"
 

Coldbore

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May 6, 2017
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Will re initialize'g cause me to loose all data? Or just reinstall operating system and settings?
 

Coldbore

macrumors newbie
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May 6, 2017
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the time machine back up's are in the trash on the computers hard drive. Need to empty the trash.
 

Coldbore

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May 6, 2017
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ApfelKuchen, Bruno09,

You guys are great. Thank you both for your help. Worked like a charm. Thanks again!