File with odd characters in its name wont delete from trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ray_uk, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. ray_uk macrumors member

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    Feb 27, 2005
    #1
    I was in the process of deleting Bioshock from a Windows fat32 drive while in OS X on my January 2008 mac pro when it was unable to do so due permissions on some of the files and folder, so I just placed the whole bioshock folder back on the fat32 formatted drive, however ever since there has been a file in Trash labeled ␀␀␀␀␀.¾â that wont be emptied, I do not receive a error message when I try to empty it, it just remains in there.

    I am unable to use the get info right click option as when I do so the ␀␀␀␀␀.¾â file vanishes for a few minutes and then just reappears in the Trash.

    I am unable to move the file any where as when I try to do so it is as if I have not clicked on anything and the os does not acknowledge that anything has occurred.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.
     
  2. xgman macrumors 601

    xgman

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    Aug 6, 2007
    #2
    try some 3rd party mac utilities like maccleanse etc,. Most of them have a force empty trash feature. Also try logging into another clean account and try emptying there or turn off all startup/login programs in the preferences panel and restart and try again.
     

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