Empty Trash Securely is NOT checked, but

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

  1. cjphoto macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    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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