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  1. Click macrumors newbie

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    #2
    OS9
    Special->Empty Trash...

    OSX
    Finder Menu-> Empty Trash
    or
    Ctrl+click on Trash-> Empty Trash

    TEG
     
  3. Click thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Click thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I clicked the finder menu, Clicked Empty Trash. But It did not work. It just said 209 items remaining. And I still see everything in my Trash folder. :confused:
     
  5. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    What Mac OS are you using? If your using Os X you may need to repair permissions.
     
  6. Click thread starter macrumors newbie

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    repair permissions? It has never worked!!!! :( . I have TONS of stuff in there
     
  7. big macrumors 65816

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    hold down the option key when you empty the trash from the menu, chances are you have a locked file, folder or multiple locked items and those will not allow the trash to be emptied....

    so either unlocck everything *pain* or hold down the option key
     
  8. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    If that stuff doesn't work, then you can always use the Terminal. If you're logged in with an admin account, then open Terminal (in your /Applications/Utilities folder) and paste in this line:

    sudo rm -r ~/.Trash/*.*

    Then give it your password when it asks for it.

    Just be careful...even minor typos in Terminal can have very harsh results.

    [edited to add -r to that Terminal command]
     

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