Emptying trash problem.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Topher15, May 25, 2009.

  1. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

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    I was unable to empty the trash, so I used "Secure Empty Trash." It appeared to work, but the progress bar window is now stuck (see screenshot). Clicking the 'x' doesn't do anything. Nor does 'killall Dock".

    Any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    :confused:

    Quit the progress and try it again? What's in the bin?
     
  3. Topher15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ooops sorry. I've attach it now.

    What's in the trash? Just general junk really... about 8 GB partly due to a large video file from HandBrake. Might be that.

    What process does Trash come under?
     

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  4. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    A hunch tells me that if you quit the process, restart the computer and empty the trash again, it'll work.
     
  5. Fishtalk macrumors regular

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    TRy holding down "Alt" as you empty the trash
     
  6. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Restart Finder to stop the trash emptying and start again. :)
     
  7. Topher15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that didn't anything. A reboot did however.
     

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