Force Delete Locked items

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  1. AeR macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. I have a second generation time capsule that has 1 TB of storage and I would like to use that to back up my MacBook Pro but it has a folder on it with LOTS AND LOTS of locked files that I don't need if there some way that I can force delete the entire folder?
    Thanks
     
  2. kdog679 macrumors member

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    Do you need any of the other files on the time capsule? If not you could just reformat it with disk utility.

    edit: My bad, never used a time capsule before :$. sorry
     
  3. AeR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem with that is it doesn't show up in disk utility.

     
  4. escogido macrumors member

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    unlock and delete?
     
  5. kdog679 macrumors member

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  7. AeR, Oct 13, 2011
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    AeR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it all erased but now I need to ( or maybe I don't ) partition it because the biggest backup its going to get to is 500 GB so how would I do that?

    Edit:
    Found the answer
    "if you really need a partition on it, use Disk Utility to create a disk image of, say, 300GB on the Time Capsule's drive. Then mount that disk image on your desktop. You'll have full read/write access to the 300GB within that disk image and Time Machine will respect that space; it'll simply use the rest for backup.
    This will work quite well and obviates the need for partitioning the Time Capsule."
    Thanks xraydoc
     

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