Empty trash

onewaywood

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 4, 2010
9
0
Ok,, new here not real computer Literate so be kind (LOL) anyway I have had a problem Lately. I have aprox. 2 gigs in the trash and it takes along time to empty Like 20-24 hours. Whats wrong I have reloaded Snow Leopard and used Drive genius 3 it didn't help.
 

Schtumple

macrumors 601
Jun 13, 2007
4,904
131
benkadams.com
If that 2gb is thousands of files, then it does take a long time, maybe not quite 20 hours though, is that really how long it's taking or just an exaggeration?

I once trashed 65gb over thousands of files that took 2 1/2 hours to delete.

GGJStudios what does alt do? Is that like force trash or something?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,419
767
Like I said new here, "Moved" to where ?
Huh? You said you have stuff in the Trash. You want to empty the trash. Press the Option key down while you right-click on the Trash icon on your Dock and select "Empty Trash".
if that doesn't work, i'd try opening the terminal and entering
Code:
rm -r ~/.Trash/*
I wouldn't recommend a solution using Terminal:
Ok,, new here not real computer Literate
 

onewaywood

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 4, 2010
9
0
Ok tried the option key ,, no help its 43,000 files its emptying at 1 file per second is'int that rather slow. or not really ??
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
12,107
75
Solon, OH
So 2 gigs should take 20 hours or more Not be sarcastic.
Did you actually wait 20 hours, or is that what Mac OS X is telling you it'll take? Mac OS X (and other OSes) can only estimate remaining time on long tasks based on what's known, and often they get the initial estimate WAY wrong. If you simply let it do its thing, the estimated time to finish will adjust to something more reasonable after 5 minutes or so have elapsed.
 

onewaywood

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 4, 2010
9
0
Ok,, new here not real computer Literate so be kind (LOL) anyway I have had a problem Lately. I have aprox. 2 gigs in the trash and it takes along time to empty Like 20-24 hours. Whats wrong I have reloaded Snow Leopard and used Drive genius 3 it didn't help.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.