Major Trash Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aminadab, May 7, 2008.

  1. aminadab macrumors regular

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    #1
    So I've been having problems emptying my trash in 10.5.2. I downloaded Force Empty Trash script and have been using it for awhile. Now I get a message saying "rm: /Users/bbishop/.Trash/* : No such file or directory" when I execute the force empty trash.

    This occurred just after loaded my Cowan iAudio MP3 player.

    Please help if you can, I can't empty anything. Thanks.
     
  2. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

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    Aloha aminadab,

    Why don't you first try removing Cowan iAudio MP3 player then see if you can empty the trash normally? If that works, there would be no need to run Force Empty Trash. That MP3 program seems, at least initially, to be the root of your issue. Let us know if that works.

    HawaiiMacAddict
     
  3. aminadab thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the reply. I did try removing it and I still get the same error. Regular empty trash doesn't work and now the force empty trash program can't even find my trash. did I lose it? where do I check?
     
  4. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like you, or whatever scripts you're running, deleted the trash directory itself. I've accidentally done this before.

    Open up the terminal, type in:

    ls -a

    Do you see a .Trash directory? If not create one by typing:

    mkdir .Trash

    That'll fix the problem.
     
  5. aminadab thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok I did that and it says I have trash, even tried to create one. still forced empty trash says there's no such directory. i really hope this isn't too big an issue.
     
  6. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to force empty your trash, just type in:

    rm -f ~/.Trash/*

    What does the "force empty trash" script say? Is it getting the pathname to your trash correct?
     

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