Won't let me empty the trash.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by neoelectronaut, May 5, 2004.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

    neoelectronaut

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    #1
    What the? Empty! Damn you!

    Gives me the following error message, but I can't find any such file in the trash.
     

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  2. dvdh macrumors 6502

    dvdh

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    #2
    *Grin* I would love to delete 'Windows' as well. . . .

    You could try to force empty the trash (if you haven't already tried)

    "If an item in the Trash is locked, press the Option and Shift keys when you choose Empty Trash to delete it." (apple help)

    I'm not sure if it will work on 'hidden' files, but it is worth a try.

    Edit: Are you running Virtual PC by the way?
     
  3. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

    neoelectronaut

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    Thanks.

    I figured out the problem though. "Windows" was a subdirectory in a folder that was in the trash. That's why it didn't catch my eye offhand.
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    #4
    Search Versiontracker for an app called "Trash It." There are many ways to delete a file that doesn't want to get deleted but Trash It is a quick and easy way to do it.
     

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