Error code -8003 when trying to empty trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ardoptres, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Ardoptres macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    As the title says, when I try to empty the trash i get a -8003 error code.

    Does anybody know what that means? I can't empty my trash because of it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    a google search of "error 8003 osx" shows a number of threads that could be related to your issue. You didn't provide enough info to tell which of those threads might be useful.
  3. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    You can delete files by using the terminal application and using the rm command. I've had a file or 2 that I couldn't delete when dragged to the trash and the rm command will delete it. In terminal, type 'man rm' and the help file for the rm command will tell you how to use it.

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