Emptying trash problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Talev, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Talev macrumors newbie

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    Jan 15, 2009
    #1
    I have sent a music folder of mine to the trash, although when i try to empty it it says "The operation cannot be continued because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of the items"

    How on earth do i delete it, its soooo annoying i dont want it here!!!
     
  2. Stachelsk macrumors regular

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    Dec 17, 2008
    #2
    Open "Terminal" (/Applications/Utilities)
    type " sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/* " (no quotes)

    Executing this action will open terminal and use administrator privileges to force delete whatever is in the trash.
     
  3. oojosheoo macrumors member

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    Oct 15, 2008
    #3
    if your like me and cant remember the terminal commands. Theres this app I use "Trash it" its free and works like a charm.

    good luck
     
  4. Talev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jan 15, 2009
    #4
    i tried the terminal command
    it asks me for my password, i type it in and it dusnt do anything, it just goes strait to a new command line again
     
  5. Talev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jan 15, 2009
    #5
    and also trash it didnt work...

    does this mean my admin privileges arent working properly....
     

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