Force Delete

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Nyan, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Nyan macrumors member

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    Apr 12, 2009
    #1
    I've got some sit. files & stuff on my desktop that won't delete. It keeps saying that they're in use by another function, like copying, moving or emptying trash. Problem is, they're not!!!

    I've restarted, relaunched finder, unhooked the internet....

    Is there a way to force them to delete, then force the trash to empty...?
     
  2. Pika macrumors 68000

    Pika

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Location:
    Japan
    #2
    if you have stuff in the trash that won't empty, open terminal and type:

    rm -r .Trash/

    [enter]

    y

    [enter]
     

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