emptying trash can...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by AWishForNoOne, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. AWishForNoOne macrumors member

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    how do you empty the trash can on osX with a keyboard shortcut. they give me some funky one when i do it manually but i could never figure out to do it. simple stuff but help would be appreciated:)
     
  2. djkut macrumors member

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    here ya go

    Shift command delete, or shift-apple-delete, depending on what you call the key. When you are in the finder it is in the finder menu, you will see the keys next to the words "Empty Trash"
     
  3. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

    kiwi_the_iwik

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    You guys are lucky - I've got a folder stuck in my Trash Can that's been there for ages (OSX.2). It was a demo of "Wings of Mercury" for OS9 that I decided to trash. It keeps telling me that the file is being used by another application. Blah!

    I've tried Pseudo, the sudo command in Terminal, logging out then in again, booting into OS9 to empty the trash - everything. Anybody got any ideas?

    Bueller?


    Bueller?


    :confused:
     
  4. medea macrumors 68030

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    Is it locked maybe, click on the file and then use apple key+i to open get info and uncheck the locked option if its on there.
     
  5. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    go to versiontracker.com

    download "delete it"

    problem solved
     
  6. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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  7. benixau macrumors 65816

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    and holding shift whilst booting. that stops your startup items from running. it is good way to stop some hidden servicecs starting up that may be (for some unknown reason) in that folder.

    good luck
     
  8. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

    kiwi_the_iwik

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    I'm really intrigued by this program - the blurb on versiontracker says that it's exactly what I want to have done. The only problem is that it requires a degree in rocket science (or bagel making, depending on your intellect - mine's a bit dim) to access the right folder to delete.

    It shows up even hidden files - so now I have a list of Unix-style file & folder names to contend with. Damn. Which one should I work with? I DEFINITELY don't want to have to reinstall X.2 because I was stupid enough to delete the wrong file.

    I was thinking - because I'm logged in, does that mean that the trashed folder only resides in the trash on my desktop, or would it be universally across all accounts? Is this why I can't see it when booted into OS9? Hmmmm...

    Thanks for all the advice...

    ;)
     

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