Thanks for reading. OK, so I did something incredibly stupid. I was having trouble with Time Machine, so I put some old-backups and In Progress backups in the Trash through Finder. I now realize that was the WRONG thing to do because I can't delete them or put them back. I'm on a 2011 MBP, just updated to the 10.6.8 Supplement. I've tried the following: Holding down Alt/Option when I empty trash (just prepares ungodly amount of files for deletion and then hangs) Trash It (just stalls on unlocking volume, progress bar never moves) OnyX (Looked like it was going to work, but progress bar is now hung up) Terminal Commands (number E6) from this link http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/Troubleshooting.html Nothing seems to be working. If I eject the external drive, the trash items go away, once I plug it back in, they come back. I've kept the drive plugged in throughout the trouble-shooting above (otherwise, there's nothing in the trash). Would deleting the TM partition work? Keep in mind, I have other things on the drive that I can't move to the MBP drive (only 128 GB SSD). And I have no idea if I have a partition just for TM. How do I check that? Any help would be greatly appreciate. As you can tell above, I searched all morning before starting a new Topic. Just haven't had any luck!