My trash keeps autofilling when I plug in my external HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mgmarsik, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. mgmarsik macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2008
    I can listen to my music library off my external HD but am getting the message Startup disk is almost full.
    So I disconnect my external to empty the trash (reading over 1000 items) and the trash reads empty already before I can empty it.
    If the HD is plugged in and I try to empty the trash, the trash just starts filling up with gigs of my music, so I cancel because I don't want to lose them...
    Huh? Why does my HD fill up the trash upon connect??, and how can I get my disc space back without losing my music library?
    Thank you in advance
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Empty the trash while the external drive is plugged in. They are files which are stored on it, therefore when you unplug the drive the trash appears empty as the drive that the files are on is no longer available.

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