I was trying to delete some old Time Machine backups from my backup drive. I am running into a few issues.
- I tried the method outlined in this article of simply moving them to the trash. After I moved old backup folders to the trash, I tried deleting them from the trash, but got the following error:
I clicked "Get Info" and tried to set permissions for everyone from "Read Only" to "Read and Write." However, when trying to delete the folders I get the same issue.
I tried writing
rm -rf '/Volumes/MacBook Pro Backup/.Trashes/501/2020-07-03-051423'in the terminal, but I get permission denied issues for all files in the folder. I am afraid to use
sudoin front of the command in case this is not the correct way to delete the backups.
I tried finding the "Put back" option when right clicking the backup folder to put the backups back into the original location, but the option was not there.
I tried dragging and dropping the folders from the trash to the original backup location, but I get the following error:
Is there any way I can restore the old backups or remove them completely, without having to format my TM drive?