I can't remove the time machine backups, I put it in the trash

My backup disk is almost full, and I want to take on a value of years of backup files until I can get a new backup drive to perform other files that I want to keep. I tried their erasure of the finder inside the time machine, but nothing happened. I sent them to the trash, and they seem to have disappeared from my external backup drive, but are now stuck in the trash. I left the machine running all night to see that it says it cannot remove these files because they are locked. Can you please tell me what I should do now?

Thank you

Hello Suzanne,.

Go to the trash and use "Put" place files back where they belong. Time Machine is designed to remove automatically the old backup when it is full.

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