How to Remove Stuck Time Machine Backups from Mac Trash

This is a little off topic from my usual posts, but I want to make sure the information is out there because this problem was a MAJOR pain in the ass to solve. In fact, even an senior Apple tech support engineer couldn’t wrap his head around it after an hour of trying things. In the end, the solution turned out to be pretty simple. THIS WORKS! Just read the stacks of comments below the post! The Cause Whilst Time Machine will automatically prune old backups to keep the total backup size within the limit of the drive you’re using,