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Member Since: Jan 24, 2007
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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What is in the trash will not be in the trash if you reboot without the drive connected. Even though you have sent those files to the trash they are still stored on the external HD. I have deleted TimeMachine files before. Last time I did it, it said there were like 200,000 files to delete and it took hours to prepare and delete them. I am in the process of clearing off that drive and making a smaller partitions for TM so it will delete the file itself when that partition gets full. So you computer is probably compiling the information for deleting and only appears to hung up. But who knows...
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