My TRASH does not Empty

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mr.qib, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. mr.qib macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. mr.qib thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you read the information in the link? It tells you how to resolve it.
     
  4. Secrets, Mar 3, 2011
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    Secrets macrumors newbie

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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..
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could empty it via Terminal or single user mode.
     
  6. mr.qib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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..



    qib
     
  7. mr.qib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  8. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. robkat macrumors member

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    I had the same problem, repairing permissions and using terminal commands worked.
     

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