cannot empty trash in my Mac book air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by reza2010, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. reza2010 macrumors newbie

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    :) Mac Book Air

    my Trash is not emptied by any instruction. I just hear the sound of empty trash basket.


    thank you for your help,
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Restart into Safe Mode by holding Shift on boot and then empty the trash.
     
  3. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    I had a similar problem caused by the Windows installation I have. Are you using also Windows?
     
  4. Sigur macrumors regular

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    What is in your Trash?
     
  5. reza2010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for your advise. I have done but it wasn't useful!?
     
  6. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    IF you open your trash - are there items in there?

    If so - drag them out of the trash onto say - your desktop. once they are all out - then try placing them into the trash 1 at a time - and emptying your trash for each file.

    Hopefully that helps.

    PS - were the files that you put into the trash from an external hard drive? I only have this issue with an external drive when i try to delete files that were placed onto the external drive by my windows laptop - it can't delete some of the files for me sometimes....
     
  7. Sigur macrumors regular

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    You could remove the files using the Terminal and your root account.
     
  8. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    You can download "What's Keeping Me" and see what is keeping your trash can from emptying.
     
  9. reza2010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you

    thank you Gilli,
    what do you mean trash 1 ? anyhow I did all you said but there is one folder as i named in Trash .

    about external drive. yes I think I deleted some of them from external hard drive.

    what can i do now?

    hepl!!!!!!!:confused::)


     
  10. reza2010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    could you please explain more!:) what's Terminal? root account?
     
  11. reza2010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you mean I use windows in my Mac ? yes I have windows. but when i am in Mac OS I can't empty it.:)
     
  12. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    This.
     
  13. Sigur macrumors regular

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    What is in your Trash?

    Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and use sudo rm to remove it. Don't do anything stupid, though. It could kill your whole system.
     

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