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Time Machine is getting stuck at “Preparing to Back Up” and my Trash isn't emptying

I have encountered two separate problems, but I am putting them in the same question in case they are related. First, my Trash would not empty. It seems to be getting stuck on certain files, because ...
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Efficiently and Safely Deleting or Un-Trashing Time Machine Backups

I have been storing my Time Machine backups on an external drive. Noticing that space was getting low, I viewed that external drive in the Finder, selected a bunch of the folders and moved them to the ...
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Is there a way to force Time Machine to backup the .Trash Folder?

I am sure though that we have run into the scenario where we have thought that we no longer need that file and we put it in the the Trash. The whole purpose of the .Trash (even Recycle Bin on Windows) ...