My TRASH does not Empty

mr.qib

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Jun 17, 2010
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Every time i try to empty my trash, files are still shown
It makes the noise of it being deleted but it doesn't get deleted

These files are not locked and i have tired the secure empty Trash too
but that does not work either?

Does anyone know the cause of this and how i can make it work?

Thanks
Qib
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I can't EMPTY the Trash...
i can move files there but cant delete them

I have to use something like TrashIT

I want to know why it is it happening?

Thanks
Did you read the information in the link? It tells you how to resolve it.
 

Secrets

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Mar 2, 2011
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I had a similar problem. It turned out that the trash was set to do a secure 7x wipe which just takes a very long time.

Go to finder, preferences, advanced and uncheck "Empty Trash Securely"

Then it will work fine..
 
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mr.qib

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 17, 2010
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I had a similar problem. It turned out that the trash was set to do a secure 7x wipe which just takes a very long time.

Go to finder, preferences, advanced and uncheck "Empty Trash Securely"

Then it will work fine..
The "Empty Trash Securely" is already unchecked..

Still can't seem to empty my trash

Does this have anything to do with permissions?

I got no idea how these things work..



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mr.qib

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Jun 17, 2010
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Or you could empty it via Terminal or single user mode.
And how do i do that?

Do you have any idea what the issue is?
is there any other way to resolve this without going through the trouble of terminal...


thanks
Qib
 

SHADO

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Aug 14, 2008
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I would try repairing permissions, then hold down the option key when you click the 'empty' button. If that doesn't work, you can:

If the affected account is: Then type the Terminal command:
Your Admin account: sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
Another user account: sudo rm -rf /Users/user_name/.Trash
where user_name is the short name of the affected account.

For more info, go here.