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10.5: How to delete objects from Time Machine backups
Authored by: dkulp on Jan 14, '10 07:43:00AM

This is a very old thread, but I just want to interject that this is a bad hint! There is nothing special about the gear option when selecting time machine backup files. Notice that the same gear option is offered when choosing any file in any finder window when Time Machine is active. Time Machine is just too stupid to keep you from acting on its own backup files while in Time Machine.

Deleting the selected backup file from within Time Machine's Finder is almost certainly no different than deleting it from the normal Finder. And doing so could corrupt your backup archives since most backups are incremental.

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