How to remove Time Machine backups in Trash

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    How to remove Time Machine backups in Trash

    Hi everybody.

    2 days ago I've made a time machine backup.

    I'm used to backup in an external drive of 4 Tbytes, which I use for All data, since my Mac has a 256gb HD.

    Last night I cancelled One of the past backups of Time Machine (to create space in the disk) , and system threw the Backup into trash.
    Now I'm trying to definetely erase Backup from trash but system keeps telling me I cannot, because Macintosh HD (the internal) Is using One of the data in the trash.

    I've tried using a software that forcely erases things in trash and I achieved erasing files, but empty folders remained in trash, even if empty, and they don't seem to be' cancelled.

    OS.x.Sierra.

    Thanks.



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    You could try restarting your Mac before you try to delete the files. Another thing to try would be to temporarily turn off Time Machine, your Mac wont think itís using the files in the trash then.
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