Random File in Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xadmz, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. xadmz macrumors newbie

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    #1
    This just started happening recently that theres a random file always in my trash that I cant get rid of and the only way to temporarily get rid of it is to right click>get info then it disappears. the file is 0kb and the name is something like this: ///o//.// If anyone can help me with this id appreciate it.
     
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

    slpdLoad

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    Hold down the option key when you empty the trash and see if it comes back.
     
  3. xadmz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that but it doesnt even delete. Only way to get rid of it temporarily is to get info then it disappears
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    #4
    You are running Windows on your computer, right :confused: I have the same problem and can't get rid of it. Way to go Microsoft... :mad:
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try entering this command into Terminal which is in the Utilities folder.

    Code:
    rm -r .Trash; killall Finder
    this deletes the invisible Trash folder that files go to when they are sent to the trash and then relaunches Finder which creates a new Trash folder.
     
  6. surflordca macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    #6
    Didn't work for me :(
     

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