Emptying trash can

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  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    #1
    Hi all

    I have 2 documents that I can't delete from my trash can, they are both 'locked' & I can't seem to un-tick the box on the "Get info" bit to delete them

    Anyone else have any ideas??

    Thanks
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Hold down the option key when clicking 'Empty Trash' in the Finder menu.
     
  3. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Thanks for that, 2 quick questions

    The option key is the one with the apple symbol on??

    What is the finder menu!

    It's a mystery I can turn the machine one!!
     
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    The option key is the same as the Alt key. On a typical Mac keyboard it's to the left of the spacebar, between the key with the Apple symbol and the Ctrl key.

    Finder is the main Apple 'window'. It's the blue smiley-faced icon on your dock, but if you click on any empty space on your desktop, the system will select Finder for you. Then use the menubar at the top, click on Finder, and then click on 'Empty trash' while holding the option/alt key.
     
  5. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    If scienide09s way doesn't work (it should but you never know) you can download MainMenu for free. Installation is really simple, just drag it to the program folder.

    You can find the program here:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25902

    Once installed you can use this option, worked every time for me:
     

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  6. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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