Cannot remove a file from my trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The.316, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. The.316 macrumors 65816

    The.316

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    #1
    I cant delete a file from my trash. I tried unlocking the folder via Get Info, but I still cant get it out of my bin. Its a backups.backupdb folder. This is the message I get when I try to empty my trash:
     

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    Peace

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    #3
    Hold down the Shift-Option keys and right click empty trash.

    It's a locked file. OSX does this because it thinks locked files are important to the user.
     

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