6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2013 7:56 AM by Eric Root
Babyboi Level 1 (5 points)

Hello beautiful people,


I tried to delete a copy of a time machine backup from my external hard drive. But what had happened was- my laptop ran out of battery during the deletion process. The total size of the TM backup folder is ~255GB. I have gotten some free space back-- about 147GB, but not my full 255GB.


Everytime I empty the trash, it prompts me to remove unlocked items, or all. I choose all, but the backup remains in the Trash.


How can I successfully empty my trash and recover my 255GB due to my mishap?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)