Cant empty trash of timeline files

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by RoB..., Aug 16, 2017.

  1. RoB..., Aug 16, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017

    RoB... macrumors newbie

    RoB...

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    Aug 16, 2017
    #1
    Im running Sierra
    Version 10.12.6 on an iMac

    I cleaned up my Timeline backups throwing away old backups.

    I have been trying to empty the trash but keep getting messages like "Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection."

    Stop or Continue.

    or

    "The operation can’t be completed because the item “The Clear Solution Photography's Mac” is in use."

    Skip - Stop - Continue

    Once I have finished... the files are still there.

    How do I empty the trash of these files?
     
  2. BLUEDOG314 macrumors regular

    BLUEDOG314

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    Dec 12, 2015
    #2
    First try restarting your computer and emptying trash again. If not, jump into terminal and type "sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*" without the quotes, enter your password and hit enter.
     

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