Lion Trash

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

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    If it is taking too long for you hit stop and empty it in terminal.
     
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    #3
    Get an SSD....clears the trash, regardless of the amount, instantly
     
  4. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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

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    By default secure delete is on. Turn off under preferences.
     

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