Can't empty my Trash. Tried everything! ;-(

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sammmu, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. sammmu macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey.

    My Trash has some files with strange names, and I'm unable to empty it.

    Please help me. I've tried Secure Empty, command line delete, Onyx. But none worked!

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    Thanks
     
  2. Playgear macrumors regular

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    What terminal command did you use?

    Try:

    Code:
    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*
     
  3. sammmu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I get this error:

     
  4. Playgear macrumors regular

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    So you enter the command I gave you and then type in your password (which won't be shown) and it returns that error?

    Are you the administrator of the Mac?
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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    You say you've "tried everything"!

    Have you logged out and back in again?
     
  6. sammmu, Mar 14, 2011
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    sammmu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I am. And I am logged in as the admin itself..

    Yes, I have tried that.. Actually, these files were on my mobile phone, and I tried to delete these on my Mac. Now, these files sit in my Trash whenever I connect my phone to the Mac.
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    Ah! That could explain it - different OS and the Mac does not recognise them.

    Where were they on your 'phone?

    It always helps to give all info!
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "Actually, these files were on my mobile phone, and I tried to delete these on my Mac. Now, these files sit in my Trash whenever I connect my phone to the Mac."

    Question:
    When you DISCONNECT the phone from the Mac, and then restart the Mac, are the files still in the trash?

    If they are not, then there is no problem with "files you can't delete" on your Mac.

    The _Mac's_ trash is empty.

    You have to figure out how to delete the files on your PHONE.
     
  9. sammmu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was in the phone's memory.

    Actually, the files pop up in the Mac's trash only when the phone is connected. So, I'm considering that the files are in phone at a place created by the Mac.

    Is there something I can do with those files? And I think it's something related to .Trashes folder?
     
  10. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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    plug phone in then empty your trash... had the same thing with a usb drive.
     
  11. sammmu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that. Didn't work.
     
  12. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    So why all the Flash Player files in your iPhone memory? Is this a JB iPhone you were trying to install Flash on?
     

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