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  1. alix macrumors member

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    Hi all

    how to delete all of Back of Time Capsule ... :confused:
    so I deleted folder of backup it so I cant empty my trash :(

    Thank you! :apple:
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    It would be quicker to reformat the TC's Drive, log into it via the Airport Utility and start again from there.
     
  3. alix thread starter macrumors member

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    I send backup folder to my trash ...
    when I want deleting it any files is locked and when I want disable it , but it ticked and I cant delete it :(
    look like attachment image ...


    Thank you! :apple:
     

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  4. H$R macrumors 6502

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    Try this app: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17841 [EDIT: maybe not, it seems slightly outdated..2003..things might have changed] EDIT: where are you files? In the trash on your Mac? because this app only deletes it when they're on your Mac.

    Should do the trick.

    Yes Terminal can do it. (the app does that, without the risk that you screw something up in Terminal)

    And next time please search from the Forum first..this topic has been answered dozen of times! No way you couldn't find anything.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Do you have access to the Time Capsule now? If you do, try this:

    Open AirPort Utility and enable file sharing for the Time Capsule if it's not already on. Then, connect to the TC, find the file called Your-Computers-Name.sparseimage and send that to the Trash. Deleting that file will delete the entire backup.
     
  6. alix thread starter macrumors member

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    I have not Time Capsule , it is on another Hard ( H.D.D or Drive ) of me!
     
  7. H$R macrumors 6502

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    you mean, you have an external (USB) hard drive, with a back up of Time Capsule or what? I am a bit confused.
     
  8. alix thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks but that software not work !

    Yes, its on my trash !

    Thanks,:apple:
     
  9. alix thread starter macrumors member

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    I have 2 internal Hard : a 250GB and 500GB so backed up on 500GB Hard of on internal Case ...


    I have MacPro intel base 2.66 QuadCore + 23" Cinema Display :apple:
     
  10. H$R macrumors 6502

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    ok, yeah, that's why I edited the post after reading the readme of the app I had the feeling it wouldn't work.

    if it's on your local harddrive try this:

    Open Terminal:
    and type this:

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash

    (copy it so that you don't make a mistake. the rm -rf comman can make serious trouble if you do it wrong!!)
     
  11. alix thread starter macrumors member

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    I use this method but ... :(

     
  12. H$R macrumors 6502

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    that's exactly the same..except I left the /* away.

    Didn't it work?
     
  13. alix thread starter macrumors member

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    so please see this is screenshot of my Trash :


    [​IMG]
     

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  14. alix thread starter macrumors member

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    I used it too but not work :(
     
  15. H$R macrumors 6502

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    Ok. (doesn't give me any more real information).

    The Terminal command above (and the one you have quoted in your post) should delete everything in your trash, no matter if it's locked or whatever. It just deletes it.
     
  16. H$R macrumors 6502

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    now the problem is I can't help you any further, because I lack of experience myself.

    (I only had a problem once I couldn't delete some empty folders, (no matter what I tried, I always got some error) but that was on a network drive and something really different. I just ended with reformatting that drive.

    The only thing I could point you too now it this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=19781

    I found it just today, so I haven't tried that yet.

    On the botton, there's one last way which maybe could help you, but I've never seen that before.

    I REALLY ADVISE you to ask someone who has experiences with Unix (Linux, Mac) you know. Any friend maybe? I don't want that you do something wrong in the Terminal and end with deleting your whole harddrive!!

    EDIT: have you restarted once? sometimes that's needed
     
  17. alix thread starter macrumors member

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