Trash man never comes.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Daeman, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. Daeman macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Greetings all.
    i have a .aif music file stuck in my trash. it says its in use however i close everything down and still to no avail. its been like this for a good number of days. does anyone know an easy way to rid myself of it. maybe repairing permissions or zapping pram or something?? any ideas.

    oo one other thing can anyone suggest a free wma-mp3 converter??
    its a real hassle not being able to convert my audio files on my pc into mp3
    (all my cd's are at home and im at uni)
    thank you
    Lj
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    #4
    Have you tried holding option down as you empty trash?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #5
    Does that work in OS X? :D
     
  6. NightLord macrumors regular

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    #6
    I had this problem too. Just reboot, then delete.


    Easy as really.
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    If all else fails, use Terminal:

    Code:
    cd ~/.Trash/
    sudo rm -f myFile.aif
    <enter password>
    
    if your aif file has spaces in the filename you will need to escape them with a backslash such as

    Code:
    sudo rm -f my\ File\ Spaces.aif
    
     
  8. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    Try this! It's worked brilliantly for me ----

    Good luck
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #9
    Or...

    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.Trash/*
    Don't mess it up either or you'll end up like me. :rolleyes:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=168272
     
  10. NightLord macrumors regular

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    #10

    Sadly, eayswma is no longer just donationware. If you can get a hold of an old copy, use that. (If you're cheap that is :p)
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's $10 via PayPal to support a starving Mac programmer. It's not like Windows where it's $30 for the same thing.
     
  12. Daeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #12
    lol many thanks for the fast replies. im very confused right now as my eyes just glanced down to the bottom right of the screen to see an empty trash bin. :S magic
    its been there for many days and so rebooting obviously didnt work. very odd. anyway all is well now sorry to waste ur time.
    lol cheers
    Lj
     

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