strange file in the trash won't get away !

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  1. viktorlsn macrumors member

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    #1
    hi there ! so i've seen a strange file in my trash for a whyle, it never get out of there. when i try to restore it just creates a copy on the desktop. also can't empty securely the trash, it says that i don't hav permissions to do that ! what is goin on ? the file name is "fseventsd-uuid" . any thoughs ?
     
  2. viktorlsn, Sep 26, 2011
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    viktorlsn thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i already did a search and they said that was because you created it in windows side... already tried all that things they say whithout luck...
    also tried some programs that "force"empty the trash but it also don't work... :(
     
  3. viktorlsn thread starter macrumors member

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    so anyone ? plz guys, need some help in here ! just give some advices !
     
  4. stevebubble, Sep 29, 2011
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    stevebubble macrumors member

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    I had the same problem recently with a random file I found the following on apple support forums

    Open terminal and type

    sudo rm -rf

    press the space bar. do not press enter yet. next drag one of the problematic files from trash to the terminal window.

    you should see something like this

    sudo rm -rf path/to/file

    Press enter. You'll have to enter your admin password (which you won't see). That's normal. This should delete the file in question.
     
  5. jameslmoser macrumors 6502

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    Or you could just open terminal and type:

    rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

    If that doesn't get rid of it it might be on another drive, then you might have to use the command suggested above.
     
  6. viktorlsn thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i tried this but also didn't work dude....
    get this on terminal :

    Last login: Thu Sep 29 17:10:42 on ttys000
    iMac-de-Viktor-Stembrock:~ viktorstembrock$ sudo -rf /Volumes/BOOTCAMP/.Trashes/501/fseventsd-uuid
    usage: sudo [-n] -h | -K | -k | -L | -V | -v
    usage: sudo -l[l] [-AnS] [-g groupname|#gid] [-U username] [-u username|#uid]
    [-g groupname|#gid] [command]
    usage: sudo [-AbEHnPS] [-C fd] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u
    username|#uid] [-g groupname|#gid] [VAR=value] [-i|-s] [<command>]
    usage: sudo -e [-AnS] [-C fd] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u
    username|#uid] file ...
    iMac-de-Viktor-Stembrock:~ viktorstembrock$

    it didn't even asked for my pw... now when i rreturned to the trash the file is there but without name.here is the screenshot.
    [​IMG]
    i think i messd up with screenshot, i will try to post it later...

    but thanks anyway ! today is my birthday and i'm stucked thinking about this file... peace

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    finally the photo...


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68106910@N04/6196573816/

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    also didn't work... i don't hav any other drives at all, only my iphone, but i don't use it as external drive... this is driving me crazy, thinking on formating...
     
  7. jameslmoser macrumors 6502

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    Your missing the "rm" part of the command that is suppose to be right after sudo.

    It looks like your file is on your bootcamp partition. Is this NTFS of FAT32? By default OS X can't write to NTFS so that would prevent you from deleting it but doesn't explain how it got there in the first place.

    You can boot into bootcamp, show hidden files, and then delete C:\.Trashes and it should get rid of it for you if the "sudo rm ...." command doesn't work.
     
  8. viktorlsn thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks dude ! i will give it a try and post back later !
     

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