you caould also recursively chmod the directories by doing a get infor on the folder in the Finder (command + i), go tp the permissions pane and change the permissions to drw-rw-rw- and make sure the check bo to copy the permissions...
you may also be able to force it from tghe CLI with
I could have missed something here, but with full root "rm -fr /Volume/frakkedHD/.Trashes" should work, but it doesn't.
The chflags was a nice idea, but I still get "Operation not permitted" for thousands of files. GORRAM APPLE!!! :-(
What have they secretly done behind my back THIS time???
It would appear that the ONLY viable solution is to REFORMAT the drive. As this is my backup drive, that's not a very nice thing to require. If my primary HD goes down during the reformat then I've lost 1TB+ of data.
Time Machine is definitely Not Ready For Prime Time. :-(
We need a ROBUST OS, and a ROBUST backup solution, not more crap from Apple. I've been slowly approaching utterly infuriated with Apple for decades now. The last time any of their stuff "just worked" was circa 1984.
Unix *should* have given us the tools to solve OSX insanity, alas, OSX seems to be the master behind the curtain, leaving even full root helpless.
Mac OS X has changed drastically in that time -- what was written before may not apply today.
Please state your specific problem, and we'll help the best we can with rectifying it. I highly doubt that a complete reformat and reinstall is necessary. It sounds like you're having trouble with Time Machine, but Time Machine didn't exist at the time this post was written -- perhaps the solutions offered here don't apply to your situation.
Elaborate on what you're experiencing, and we'll do our best to sort it out.