|Dec 21, 2012, 09:30 PM||#1|
cannot totally empty trash, says I do not have permission
I have been running pathfinder alongside mac os native finder, & when I have deleted some files off my external hard drive, I see my trash looks full, so I do an empty trash securely, the finder icon jumps, & I get a message saying that I don not have permission to do the operation, & it gives me the option to continue or cancel.
So the trash never gets completely emptied, when my hard drive is connected & running.
I notice when my external hard drive is turned off & not connected & running, & when I have no thumb drives or external hard drives connected, the trash is empty.
Is there some sort of conflict between finder & pathfinder? I have looked in pathfinders preferences, & there is an option to shut off finder, but there is a waring that shutting off the native finder could interfere with mac operating system functions like time machine, etc, so I have left finder running & to run as well.
|Dec 21, 2012, 09:56 PM||#2|
Is it HFS, NTFS or what.
You could also empty it with Terminal like: sudo rm 'path to file'
To secure empty the trash command: sudo rm -fPR 'path to file'
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Last edited by justperry; Dec 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM.
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