trying to empty trash but says "boom" app already running?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by tbluhp, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I am trying to delete my trash but this one app "boom" which is uninstalled says won't empty trash due to app already running? This is from my time machine hard drive what can I do?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    Shrink

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    #2
    You could try a re-boot, and then try emptying the trash again.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I did that as well tried before I even posted on this message board.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    still no luck
     
  5. macrumors 604

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    is it perhaps still present and running do to a hidden part of it left over.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so what should I do?
     
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    I would try two things:

    1) Open Activity Monitor (it's in /Applications/Utilities/). Sort the list of processes by Process Name and see if you see a process called Boom or anything that could likely belong to Boom. If you find it, click Quit Process. Try to empty your trash again.

    2) Open System Preferences. Click "Users and Groups". Click on your current user on the left and then click on the "Login Items" tab. If Boom is in the list, click on it an click the minus button to remove it from the list. Reboot, then try to empty your trash again.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    You may need to redownload the original application and use the uninstaller. I had a problem with this same equalisation application when it stopped my Mac outputting digital, even after I deleted the app, until I used the uninstaller.
     

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