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mikethebook

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May 30, 2010
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I'm running Snow Leopard and an unknown file has landed in trash and refuses to be emptied. Nor can I move it out of trash. What is it and how can I remove it please? Please see the attached file. When I check the info on it it gives me /Volumes/BOOTCAMP/.Trashes/501
 

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Manic Harmonic

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Dec 4, 2011
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Do a chdsk in windows, or if you're using a 3rd party driver for like ntfs-3g or paragon NTFS, do a disk repair on the bootcamp partition. I've had this issue a few times and that always fixed it for me.
 
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mikethebook

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May 30, 2010
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Thanks for the tip. When I do check disk there are two boxes, system errors and fixing bad sectors. Which boxes do I tick?
 
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Bertrude

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Aug 2, 2010
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Have you tried doing a Secure Empty Trash? I've found that it sometimes successfully trashes things which won't empty normally.
 
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Bruno09

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Aug 24, 2013
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You might use Onyx, or "Maintenance" (both from Titanium Software, I would recommend Maintenance over Onyx, for safety).

Both can empty the trash, whatever is in it.
 
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mikethebook

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May 30, 2010
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Thanks. Not thought of that. I do a regular Onyx cleanup so maybe I'll wait until then.
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Try this:

1. SHUT DOWN the computer (power all the way off)
2. Restart the computer
3. Try to empty the trash now.

Any better?
 
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mikethebook

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May 30, 2010
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No that didn't work but thanks for the idea. I'll be using Onyx shortly so I'll see if that works.
 
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mikethebook

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May 30, 2010
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Onyx didn't work but using the chdsk in Windows did the trick. Thanks everybody.
 
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