Newbie Help Needed with Trash emptying issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by phatman007, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. phatman007 macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2009
    Hello all

    First off, I am new to this forum and also a newbie to Macs, I have been a PC person for many years but have now gone Mac!!!

    I am having a real issue fully emptying my TRASH, I have done a normal empty and secure empty but I get a message telling me that "The a cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of these items"

    Can anyone help...?

    Thanks in advance
  2. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    In the trash folder, select any remaining items and right-click (or cmd-click) and choose 'get info'.

    At the bottom section 'sharing and permissions', expand that area using the triangle. Click the padlock to authenticate and make sure your username has read&write permissions. If any say 'read only', you'll need to change to read/write before you can delete the file.

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