Empty Greyed out folder from Trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by oscarodas, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. oscarodas macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have a greyed out folder in the Trash, I remember that I was trying to copy some files and the operation failed, if I go to Disk Doctor, and try disk repair, it shows some truncated files, I have tried Secure Empty Trash, and also the program Trash It! but to no avail. Thank you.
     
  2. rayhigh macrumors member

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    How about the sudo command to force empty the trash?
     
  3. meme1255 macrumors 6502a

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  4. oscarodas thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have tried all the commands suggested but nothing works, I guess it has something to do with the drive being an ntfs formatted drive.
     
  5. meme1255 macrumors 6502a

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    OS X natively support only NTFS reading. You need something like NTFS-3G driver for read/write support :)
     
  6. oscarodas thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have paragon and is ok, I can read and write to the drive without problem, the command you suggested I did try and this is what I get :
    rm: illegal option -- /
    usage: rm [-f | -i] [-dPRrvW] file ...
    unlink file
     
  7. oscarodas thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have fixed the problem, ended taking the drive to work and on a pc did a disk scan, it found some problems and the offending files now are gone, thanks anyway.
     

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