2788 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2009 8:50 AM by grandpamike
I created a folder on desktop, then I moved most of the folders/files from trash to it and then copied it to external, but there are some folder/files still left in trash. The only concern I have is when the TM backup is almost completely copied, I get a msg saying bootx is locked do you want to unlock it. I am concerned that if I do that, I will not be able to bootup if I delete the bootx file in my trash, as it seems to be a pointer to the file on my drive.
I also tried making a folder on the desktop, moving files, etc into it and then trying
sudo rm -rf <name of folder>from terminal but it asks for a password, which I have never set. So I am still confused as how to get the backup TM files out of my trash. I hope I am explaining it correctly.
I don't think Time Machine backs up files that are in the Trash.
I don't think the system will use anything that is currently in the Trash during startup.
So I think there is another bootx file that is not currently in the Trash that is being used and backed up. How did that file end up in the Trash?
What happens if you do a +Repair Disk Permissions+ first (in Disk Utility) and then run a Time Machine backup?
I stopped over to an Apple store today and explained what I did and how would I be able to rectify it. I was told that just do a delete in the trash and when the warning msg came up re bootx, told me that just OK to unlock it and it would have no impact on the bootx on the main drive. I will try tonight <fingers crossed>. He said if anything does go wrong and the bootx on the main drive is deleted, just boot with the install disk, hit "C" while doing that and do a restore from the newer TM backups. Thank you for all of your elp. I will post <hopefully> again when it is complete.