my trash wont empty?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reedi, May 14, 2008.

  1. reedi macrumors newbie

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    #1
    for many days this file (Alias) wont disappear, and i dont know how it ended up in the Trash anyway.. i have attached a pic for it.. hope i can find the answer here,, thank you guys
     

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  2. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    #2
    Have you tried 'secure empty trash' from the Finder menu?
     
  3. reedi thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try copy and pasting these commands into Terminal. when it asks you for your password it doesnt show typing input so just type it and press enter.

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    rm -rf .Trash
    Code:
    killall Finder
    ONLY type THESE commands and be sure you typed them correctly.
     
  5. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    #5
    hmm - okay, it sounds like you've got some file corruption in there.

    Richthomas has the right approach, so I won't say it again - just make sure that you're in your home directory before you enter those commands (which should be fine as that's terminal's default directory when it starts up unless you've changed something).
     
  6. reedi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tersono & richthomas thanks for ur help, i tried everything i know, including disk Utilities - repair disk but still never worked,, nvm i'll go to the place wer i bought my macbook from.. thnx again
     

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