Lion Trash

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mark28, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I can't clean my Trash. I got 70.000 items to delete and it takes 1 second to delete 1 item.

    So it will take about 70.000 seconds to clear my Trash :eek:

    What's going on with Lion?
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    If it is taking too long for you hit stop and empty it in terminal.
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Get an SSD....clears the trash, regardless of the amount, instantly
  4. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I found what the problem was. Secure erasing was set on default which caused a very slow erasing.

    I solved the problem by a regular erase which was instantaneous :cool:
  5. overcast macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    By default secure delete is on. Turn off under preferences.

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