Can't move anything to the trash--HELP!!

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  1. A-Dog macrumors regular

    A-Dog

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    First off, I'm running OS X 10.2.8 on a dual 1 GHZ PowerPC G4..

    It started out that there were 3 MP3 files that it wouldn't let me delete. I couldn't empty the trash, the files were still there even after I emptied.

    Now those are gone, but I can't move anything, and I mean ANYTHING to the trash now. It merely says "unexpected error occured (Error code -51)"

    Well, I've searched around about this on Apple's Support pages and haven't come up with anything. Anyone else ever seen this??

    (Note--this first became a problem when I was deleting things out of iTunes, when we had a power surge. My computer got zapped off in the middle of deleting stuff. So far, all other basic operations are working fine, and I didn't lose anything that I can tell. Don't know if it's related).
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'd try running fsck and then see if things get better. Good luck. :)
     
  3. A-Dog thread starter macrumors regular

    A-Dog

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    Thanks--any advice would help at this point.

    Last time I had some serious problems, fsck didn't do a thing. That was a serious startup problem, corrupted file or something. I'll try it again for this issue today..
     
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  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Which version of fsck did you use? Were you running from the OSX install discs?
     
  6. A-Dog thread starter macrumors regular

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    No; just from the command line, after holding Apple-S on startup.

    Gonna run disc utility on it tommorrow. This is driving me crazy!
     

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