Ghost item in trash that won't delete - Please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PurpleGrrl, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. PurpleGrrl macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2012
    I have a strange item in my trash that won't delete.
    I have tried both pressing option and empty, and shift+option and empty; however neither will remove the item.
    It is invisible in "icon" view, but visible in all the other views. The file name is incomprehensible to me, I have attached a picture of it.
    When I select "More info" for the file the finder restarts. Unless I select "More info" from "Icon" view, in which case it disappears from the trash, reading 0 items. Next time I open it the alias is back.

    I would appreciate any thoughts on this!

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  2. CatsTide macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
  3. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    Try making a new folder, moving it to the trash, then select "secure empty trash" in the finder menu

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