I'll try to make this short. 1) I mounted a USB hard drive from a friend. I transferred a couple of small files, and while doing so, he said "can you just delete that directory on my hard drive to free up space", so I did. 2) The files I deleted went to the trash. I didn't empty it. 3) He took the hard drive and left. 4) I went to empty trash, and it gets to file 179,000 or so and hangs. I don't have and cannot get the hard drive to plug in while deleting the trash. I just want to delete it with no issues WITHOUT the hard drive being present, but it always hangs. How do I successfully empty the trash? Any help appreciated.