Why trash isn't emptying?

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  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    I have been noticing, when I empty the trash and restart right away upon restart the trash is full. This happens on more then one of my macs any idea?

    thanks chris
     
  2. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    Is it the same files in your trash? On my PB I get a "recovered files" folder that always comes in the trash.
     
  3. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, i just checked and it says recovered files. What the?

    Chris
     
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  5. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i'm not worried about deleting em, it's just they seem to keep coming back after a restart. And it's bugging me lol

    chris
     
  6. novicew macrumors member

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    Have you tried secure delete option?
     
  7. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You securely emptied the Trash and now they're not reappearing after boot up?
     
  10. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah after the secure empty and a restart the trash was empty
     
  11. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Nice and simple :). I get those folders on my iBook sometimes too. It's usually a song or something they recorded that they sent me from months earlier. Very strange stuff.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Mac OS X: "Recovered Items" in the Trash can be safely deleted
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'd be very interested to hear if they come back though (they don't appear all the time anyway) because I don't understand how securely emptying the Trash would eliminate them from reoccurring.
     
  14. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, im not sure either but it worked for me on a new intel imac and a mac mini
     

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