Can't delete hidden iTunes files.....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Fugabutacus, May 2, 2012.

  1. Fugabutacus macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    I'm sick of having to delete things from hidden .Trashes folders, there needs to be an easy way to do it because it's like hitting a brick wall when I need some free space.

    Anyway, I have a 16GB memory stick, and when I realized I've used 8GB but only have 700MB free, I turned on hidden files and sure enough, there's a .Trashes folder full of deleted stuff.

    I tried using rm -r to delete the entire directory.

    Unfortunately, I used the memory stick a while ago to copy an itunes-purchased movie to my laptop. It copied over fine and I deleted the film from my memory stick, except of course it went into .Trashes.

    Now, Terminal won't allow me to delete the directory because this file is in it.... Any idea why, or how I delete the fricking thing?

  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You could just empty the trash, but I'm not sure why the rm -r failed. What was the error message?

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