How to remedy: un-deleteable ghost alias in Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mellowsmoothe, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. mellowsmoothe macrumors newbie

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    Jul 25, 2009
    #1
    I've got 4 of these "ghost aliases" in my trash and I cannot delete them. I've tried killing them off one by one, pulling to the desktop and re-trashing, etc. All other normal files go to trash and delete normally, but this aliases stay in the trash no matter what I do.

    Image of the trash attached. Suggestions?

    Much appreciated!
     

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  2. alan1l macrumors newbie

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    Nov 5, 2008
    #2
    If you are familiar with Terminal, you could try:

    sudo rm -rf /Users/USERNAME/.Trash/*

    Just replace USERNAME with your login username. Not sure if it will work, but hope it helps.
     
  3. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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