How to get rid of old Time Machine Foler

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by funnyent, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. funnyent macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    Hello - I recently got a new logic board in my MacBook Pro, and thus had to create a new Time Machine backup folder on my external HD. Now, how can I delete the old backups folder? I can't access it in the Time Machine app. Even dragging it to the trash won't delete it, it just counts files all night and eventually locks up. Thanks!

    ^^ I spelled folder wrong in the title, but can't change it :(

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  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You should be able to drag it to the trash and delete it, but you are right, it will list everything

    The quickest thing for me was to just reformat the drive/partition

    There may be a terminal command to help you out, but someone else will have to share it

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