Emptying trash bin causes crash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hayzen, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. hayzen macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I have over 1,500 files in my Trash and every time I try to empty it, Snow Leopard crashes.

    Any suggestions? i.e. different program to empty trash or something?

    Thanks
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #2
    Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app and copy and paste the following command to the command prompt:

    sudo rm -rf /.Trash ~/.Trashes

    Then press return to run it.
     
  3. Habitus macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    #3
    You can try running a third part app, too. I use Trash It! Works well for me. I've deleted huge time machine files with no issues. However, I'd go the terminal route, first.

    Habitus :apple:
     

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