Newbie Help Needed with Trash emptying issue

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

  1. phatman007 macrumors newbie

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    Feb 7, 2009
    #1
    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

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    Nov 14, 2007
    #2
    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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