iMac Trash Bin

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CZNJ, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. CZNJ macrumors newbie

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    I recently did a clean up of my mac and put items in my trash -- about 60 to be exact. When I actually go to empty the trash however it says that its deleting 55,000+ items. Why is this? It's taking HOURS to delete. The files I deleted were mostly old music files, movies, etc. No data files -- I'm puzzled. What is causing this?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you delete a folder, each file is count as one item. Make sure secure erase is turned off from Finder's preferences as that will cause it to take a long time.
     
  3. CZNJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  5. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    I wish you could selectively empty things from the trash instead of emptying the whole trash.
     
  6. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Then maybe you should make a pre trash folder on the desktop for things that you might want to keep. When I put things in the trash in my house, I'm not going to second guess and start digging things out ;)
     

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