Files still in trash but not really...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eternalists, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Eternalists macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
    Ok, I've searched and googled endlessy about my current dilemma and have not found anything.

    When I delete one file (secure delete) it shows that there are 4 files being deleted. Regardless of what I delete, program or single jpeg file, there are always these extra 3 files lingering around and when trash is emptied it looks empty.

    Can someone please let me know how to get rid of this problem and if its serious? I've tried inserting my flash drive and external hard drive in case there were pending deletions but still the same result. Thanks for the help.
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    This seems to be normal. I always have an extra 8 or so files in there. Don't worry too much.

    Not sure why it happens, though. Even if I use the terminal and the sudo command to look inside the Trash, it is empty, apart from the single file I'm deleting.
  3. Eternalists thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
    thanks for the help. Its annoying but with your advice I think I can live with it.

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