Delete from the Trash

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sgtbob, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. sgtbob macrumors regular

    sgtbob

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    In order to make room on a 1 TB external HDD backup, I moved several of the oldest ones to the trash. Unfortunately, I am not able to delete these files from the trash and the system indicates that several of them are 'in use' and 'locked'. Can anyone advise how to get rid of these older ones in the trash? I am unable to move them back to the time machine and attempt deletion there.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. sgtbob thread starter macrumors regular

    sgtbob

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    Delete Trash

    Thanks for the reply - Elsewhere a discussion shed some light on this issue and I was able to download an app called 'Trash it' and was able to remove the items.
     
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