I can't EMPTY TRASH or SECURE EMPTY TRASH.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by leopard82, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. leopard82 macrumors newbie

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    I RECENTLY UPGRADED TO LEOPARD AND SINCE THEN I CAN'T EMPTY TRASH or SECURE EMPTY TRASH.

    Please help.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  3. leopard82 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The pop up screen " Are you sure you wanna empty trash ...etc." appears and when I click OK the delete sound plays and the window closes
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Well that sounds perfectly normal so what are the symptoms you are experiencing ?

    The files remain in the trash ?

    What files are in the trash ?

    Do they remain there after a reboot ?

    Can you delete them after a reboot ?
     
  5. leopard82 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah... all files remain in trash such as word files, photoes , even after rebooting they still remain there.
     
  6. jellomizer macrumors 6502

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    Try this...
    Open up the Trashbin in the Finder.
    Choose each file and hit delete.

    OR.. (I am going by memory here so some details may be wrong...)

    Utilities->Terminal

    cd .TRASH

    ls

    (this should give you a list of files.

    Now do an rm filename for each file.

    if this give some error you may need to do a
    sudo rm filename
     
  7. leopard82 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I couldn't follow your instructions, could you explain step by step what I need to do and which utility to open?
     

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