Don't have permissions to delete former timemachine backups

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by malfromcessnock, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. malfromcessnock macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi board members - I've just changed my time machine backup drive and want to delete my former backups. I have them in the trash but am not allowed to delete them. I get a warning message saying I don't have permissions.

    Maybe I should have reformatted the drive and not put them into the trash. Now that I have done that I can't put them back either.

    Does anyone have a remedy to override this permissions thing?

    Cheers, Mal
  2. malfromcessnock thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012

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