OK, here's the deal. I have a 1 Tb seagate external hard drive that I use for time machine backup as well as to hold large media files. I tried deleting the backup using time machine and it wouldn't do it. I then tried dragging it to the trash (which has worked flawlessly before) and I got the error code 8003. I read through some forums and got Trashit! and TrashBurner. Trashit wouldn't take the file (presumably as it was already in the trash) and TrashBurner gave a message that reads: "The action "Show Growl Notification" encountered an error." Now I can't return the file from the trash back to the external HD as there isn't enough room (39 Gb free, and the file is 220Gb). So I am well and truly stuck. Would anyone please help me?
P.S. I also tried holding down the option key while emptying the trash, to no avail.