Can't get rid of item in trash !!

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I have a weird corrupted file in my trash that i cannot
    get rid of !
    Does anyone know how to get rid of this corrupted file ?

    thanks !!
     

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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Try holding the option key as you press empty.
     
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  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Guess what, the corrupt item is still in the trash even after
    i did everything you guys mentioned !!

    this is annoying !

    what else can i do ?
     
  6. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Try restarting your computer, then delete it to see if that works or not.
     
  7. MacbookAlum1536 macrumors regular

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    you can also try dragging it out of the trash then back in then empty
     
  8. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    If you have something in the trash that just wont flush, click on the trash can, hold the option button down and click empty trash. I had some files, even locked ones that were deleted this way. :rolleyes:
     
  9. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i appreciate all your help ! i'll try these tips .
     
  10. plinden macrumors 68040

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  11. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, this is exactly what i have. The same problem as that guy,
    but i don't have Windows installed on my Mac Pro at all....

    I am running Leopard 10.5.5 on a new Mac Pro.
     
  12. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    im surprised that Thrash It didnt work. Here's how to do it in the terminal, which should work:

    Ok so, in terminal type "sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*" (you will be asked for a password) and double check you typed it correctly, messing with sudo can ruin your stuff if you're not paying attention.
     
  13. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it's funny, if i go into my trash and press :

    Command + i = then the item disappears....

    then it re-appears later....

    it is just very annoying !

    i have also noticed that my install of Leopard is very slow....

    Maybe i should do a re-install ??
     
  14. ViperrepiV macrumors regular

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    boot into windows
    run chkdsk on the drive
    it will fix it.

    I had this problem a few weeks ago, it took me hours to figure this out.
     
  15. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but the OP says s/he isn't running Windows, which is why I gave up on trying to answer this ... I had no ideas.
     
  16. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    I had this happen once. I never figured out how to get rid of it but one day it left on its own. Just wait it out i guess.
     
  17. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  18. hoodwink macrumors newbie

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    this worked for me! Thanks a lot!
     

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