Quickest way to delete large time machine backups?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MythicFrost, May 16, 2011.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm wondering what the quickest way to delete large time machine backups is? I've got one here I've just put in the trash and hit empty, and it's "Preparing to empty the Trash...", and we're at "Items to delete: 300,000", and it's continuing to rise.

    Is it better to do it from within Time Machine? Or doesn't it matter?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #3
    Using the rm command from the terminal should be fairly quick as well.
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #4
    Thanks to both of you, I did the first option.
     

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