Hi everyone, I have tried everything and I cannot delete this folder from my trash. It's an empty folder because everything inside it is already deleted. I get this message when I try to empty trash. "The operation cannot be completed because the item "xxx" is in use." - I have tried going into Terminal and typing "sudo rm -rf" etc etc. Get the message "directory not empty". - Tried secure empty trash. - Tried using Cocktail. - Tried using Permanent Eraser. - Tried holding down "option" and emptying. - Tried logging out, logging in then emptying. Tried restarting and emptying. Nothing seems to work. I've looked through every thread on every forum I could find on google. I can move the folder back to my desktop. I can rename it. It's not locked or anything. Also, I tried emptying it in safe mode, but I can't seem to start up on safe mode!!! I turn off the computer, turn it on, hold down shift after I hear the startup noise, release shift when the grey apple logo comes up, and then it just shuts down on me. I can't boot up on safe mode!! It's so weird! I'm gonna try repairing disk permissions, but before I do, is there something I'm missing here? Anything else I can try? I'm on a PowerBook G4. Running Version 10.4.11. Everything is up to date. Thanks for any help!