I can't empty my trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Qussai, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Qussai macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    I have macbook air MAC OS X V 10.5.5 , i can't empty my trash there are alot of files that i can not empty it.

    i try some softwares such as TRASH IT but still have the same problem, i used the command rm in the termina still the same problem, i tried to hold option and empty the trash but still the same problem !

    a week ago i restored my macbook and in that time i can empty the trash , but now suddenly the problem comes again

    any help Plz ?
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    It's kinda slow, but have you tried 'Secure Empty Trash' under the Finder menu item, right beneath the normal 'Empty Trash' menu?
  3. g4cubed macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2004
    What type of files and are they, and are they the same ones that caused the problem before?
  4. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I has to be a way. I think I had this happen a while back.
  5. kusikanki macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    hi everyone, I had the same problem and I kinda found the answer here http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7963298
    now my problem, is that i tried maybe too many things, and now when i move something tho the trash, the item is not only deleted but it doesn't appear in the bin anymore! so if anyone can help me undo what i did (which i can't tell) i would appreciate it!

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