I've got several OSX related problems which I can't figure out. I'm running OSX 10.6.8 on a Mac Pro 5.1 with multiple internal drives where the apps, OSX and administrator user area is located on an SSD, and a separate drive contains my regular user area along with my files. Time Machine was getting very unresponsive/slow, so I eventually decided to delete the "Backups.backupd" folder (using rm -rf in the terminal IIRC). The backup drive contains other files/folders as well, which is why I didn't simply reformat the drive and start backing up again. Backing up from scratch took forever, but almost 24 hours for around 1TB is a bit much, isn't it (internal SATA hard drive connected to the Mac Pro main board)? The other thing is that I can't empty my trash can. OSX tells me that "Verdana.ttf" is in use, and not just once, but I get the same error message repeated the next time I press "Continue" -around 10 times in total. Neither logging out, rebooting or powering down helps. Finally, booting into safe mode (holding SHIFT while booting) takes forever (as in more than 5 minutes), so I finally had to press and hold the power button and start normally (which strangely enough worked fine). Disk utility takes a very long time to check the SSD (I booted from another drive) but eventually told me it was fine. Permissions seemed a bit off, but having learnt from another thread here the whole thing is a mystery as you get "error" messages even though nothing's wrong... I also tried running Applejack to check/fix the drive while booting into safe command-line mode (CMD-S while booting), but I'm still not able to empty my trash and do a normal Time Machine backup. Resetting the PRAM (ALt-CMD-P-R while booting) has also been tried without any different result. I do take regular backups and even have a dedicated drive just for cloning the system drive. Alas I've somehow messed up the settings in Chronosync and gotten some errors when backing up, so I wouldn't completely trust that backup (even though it boots just fine). So.... what do I do? I have no problem reinstalling OSX and my apps from a newly reformatted SSD, but I'm more concerned about the many settings and support files which I have a hard time keeping track of. So should I do that regardless or are there other things I could try first?