slow trash emptying

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jaguar57, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Jaguar57 macrumors newbie

    Jaguar57

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    Is it normal for it to take over an hour to empty the trash? I put maybe 15 videos in there that were about 150MB big on average and then emptied the trash. I did that because a message came up that my startup disk was almost full and when I was doing a screen/voice recording it would stop because of little disk space to record to.
     
  2. macdudesir macrumors 6502

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    It's possible that it took so long because your disk is full...Often disks start slowing down dramatically with <10% free space left.
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

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    A rotational hard drive will be a lot slower to empty than an SSD. What is your systems year and configuration.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    Trash will "empty more slowly" for larger files.
    Do you have the option to "secure empty trash" turned on (if it's available to you)?
     

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