How to manually delete local snapshots from Time Machine’s backups

Written by ppolyzos

Software engineer based in Athens, Greece

8 Comments

    1. ppolyzos

      Time machine snapshots are produced with a datetime suffix.
      eg. a snapshot took on 2017-01-01 at 19:04:22 will have an associated file like: com.apple.TimeMachine.2017-01-01-190422

  1. Kathy

    Thanks. When I try this, using Terminal, it asks for a Password and won’t allow me to proceed. My usual password doesn’t work. Any suggestions?

  2. Julia Muntean

    For me it says that the command to show the local snapshots is an “unrecognized verb”. Has this happened to anyone?

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