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    Unable to delete Time Machine backup files on Mac OS X Lion

    The reason for attempting to delete the backup files on my mac machine is my Disk is running out of disk space, so when tried to delete the backup files from Finder am unable to make the action successful. I don't know the issue here since it is not returning any error messages. Please respond soon.

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    abhijeet2015 Array
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    Re: Unable to delete Time Machine backup files on Mac OS X Lion

    Hi............,

    Firstly ---->
    * Make some space in disk before deleting files from time machine.
    * After you make space then you can access time machine backup.
    * Further no issue can be created in mac.

    -- Always try to maintain reasonable space in mac.
    -- This will let you to use the needed application on time.
    -- Do delete all un needed files and apps from mac.

    Thanks

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    arunwillbe1 Array
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    Re: Unable to delete Time Machine backup files on Mac OS X Lion

    Hi friend,

    Don't worry for unable to delete the time machine backup files in your mac.You can resolve this by once restart the mac system.

    +++ Steps to follow to delete the time machine backup files successfully without error :

    1. If you unable to delete the time machine backups then restart the mac system once.

    2. After restart locate the time machine backup application and open it.

    3. Now locate the backup files which you want to delete.

    4. Select the files and tap the options.

    5. In options you will see the many options.Among this find and tap delete option.

    6. If it shows the conformation then conform it to delete.

    Thank you.......................

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    matamanju Array
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    Re: Unable to delete Time Machine backup files on Mac OS X Lion

    Hello Friend

    Select the time Machine

    click the right button

    tap the delete button.

    it will going in to a recycle bin.

    Now if you want restore it

    Go to the recycle bin

    click the right button .

    Select the restore button .

    If you want to delete permanently you will select the shift+Del. button.


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    somas769 Array
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    Re: Unable to delete Time Machine backup files on Mac OS X Lion

    Hello Friend

    1)select the Time machine.

    2)Click the right button.

    3)Tap the delete button.

    4)It will going to recycle bin.

    5)If you want to restore that one click the right click select the restore button.

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    infosys848 Array
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    Re: Unable to delete Time Machine backup files on Mac OS X Lion

    Hi,
    It is quit easy to delete the time machine backup files in mac.If you unable to delete the once restart the mac and do the below things
    If you unable to delete then restart the mac.Now from mac system home screen find and open the time machine backup application.
    Here you will see the all backup files and folders.Among this select the backup files which you want to delete.
    After selecting tap the options for this selected files by right click on mouse.In this options you will see the many options.
    Among this find and tap the delete option.Now it will ask to conform the delete process.After deleting once check the time machine backup files got deleted or not in your mac os x lion once.

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