help i can't empty trash

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iradhwan, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. iradhwan macrumors newbie

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    when i need to empty trash it dosen't work i don't know why please help
     
  2. lion-king macrumors newbie

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    Press ctrl key and empty the trash. It will force delete.
     
  3. iradhwan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks friend but it doesn't work also????
     
  4. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    What exactly isn't getting deleted? Are you getting any error messages?
     
  5. iradhwan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is not exactly error message it said you can't undo this action?????
     
  6. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Just press OK. It's just a warning. You always have TimeMachine. So when the dialog "you can't undo this action" pops up, just press OK or the return key.
     
  7. iradhwan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The full message said ( are you sure you want to remove tehe items in trash permanently? then small writing under this line said you can't undo this action)
     
  8. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    is there a little lockpad icon next to the files that won't delete? If there is, you need to go to "get info" (right click on the file) and then double click the lock pad on the left hand side..
     
  9. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    also, make sure the file you are trying to delete is not in use. usually it shows a message saying this but not always.
     
  10. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    oh mike...come on man emptying the trash can be hard hahaha:p
     
  11. iradhwan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh my God the same problem i can't empty trash i did every thing but still doesn't work and there isn't any lockpad
     
  12. Mad Pierre macrumors newbie

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    Me too

    I can't empty my trash either, or force empty it. All I get is the 'Trash' progress bar saying it's emptying the trash, but nothing happens - I've left it there for hours, no change.
     
  13. SCEvan macrumors newbie

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  14. NZed macrumors 65816

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    that was what i did to myself when i read the thread.
     
  15. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    What's wrong with clicking the link I posted?
     
  16. SCEvan macrumors newbie

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    I saw the text about doubling the RAM (which isn't the problem) so I didn't bother to follow your link. I just figured you were making fun of the OP too and I was trying to help him.
     

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