Empty Trash Securely is NOT checked, but

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cjphoto, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. cjphoto macrumors newbie

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    Jul 9, 2009
    #1
    My trash is still taking a very long time to empty. And yes, I have checked, and empty trash securely is not checked. What next?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    #2
    How many files are in the Trash?
    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor (Show All Processes) and seen the process called "locum" in there and using a lot of resources?
    You could also use Terminal to empty the Trash and see if that is better: Force Empty Trash In OSX.

    Btw, have you restarted your Mac yet and seen if that helps?
     
  3. tug macrumors 6502

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    #3
    hi, when this happens to me i put trash back and then trash it from the finder for me it empties almost straight away. if not i reeboot and then it is gone.
     

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