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Following a hunch that it had to do with the steadily increasing new permissions requests, I added the "Script Editor" app to this preference: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Full Disk Access The error -10000 disappeared and the script is back to saving attachments. I'll update if the error returns.


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I ran into this issue this weekend, with TM reporting that it needed >500 PB to back up a 250 GB machine. As noted in my comment above, I used the command below (using GNU find, sort, and du installed by homebrew) to try to find any large / likely corrupt files (as reported by OP), and interestingly none were found: sudo find / -size +1000M -exec du -sh {} ...


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Since you can burn an encry dmg file to dvd*, it might be wise in such situations to do so which gives you secure data in 4.7gb pieces to take home, leaving the work computer clean. Emptying Trash is critically dangerous when setting up new processes. Burning the encry dvd and testing it should be step 1 before dumping any trash. I've done a dozen or so ...


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