Hi everyone. I know there are a lot of questions about this already, but I am still having issues with the size of my .mobilebackups.trash. I disabled local backups through terminal using the command that is floating around then enabled it again to have a clean mobilebackups folder. My mobilebackups folder is clean now at only 8mb in size, but the issue is the .mobilebackups.trash which is at 154gb. I tried to be patient, as some posts said that it would take a while for my mac to delete the old files, but it's been over 24 hours and not only is it still there, it went up by 1 gig (it was 153gig yesterday).
I understand the automatic deletions based on threshold stuff, but honestly, I don't want to wait until my computer is less than 20 or 10 per cent until something starts getting deleted. Even if I do wait until it falls below the threshold, it's just going to delete x amount until the freed space meets the threshold limit rather than deleting it all forever, right?
Before, my backups took up the large proportion of my storage but now it's changed to yellow (other), which I am assuming is because of .mobilebackups.trash.
So, the only thing I want to know is - will .mobilebackups.trash be deleted automatically without my disk space having to fall below those thresholds? If this can be confirmed, then I will leave my mac alone and just wait until it does so.
But if I have to wait until my disk space falls below those thresholds for it to be deleted, is there a solution to manually delete this folder without using third party software? (I haven't tried the Tinker Tool yet). I saw the thread on the termnial command to delete it, but I'm not an experienced mac user, so I have my reservations about using it given some of the replies in that thread.
Any advice advice appreciated.
OS X Lion 10.7.5