Strange Files in Trash that won't go away!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hydramus, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Hydramus macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    I have some strange files in my trash and i have no idea where they came from. When I empty the trash, they don't go away. So I've tried deleting them with terminal and they go away for a while but then within a few hours they just seem to magically come back into the trash... Also, if i try to move them onto the desktop or anywhere else they just disappear temporarily.

    Anyone have any ideas what they are?

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  2. ookwormbay7 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    I'm not sure if this will help but...

    I was JUST having the same problem myself, except they were different files and I know how they got there. but ANYWAYS I was googling around (this was one of the first results, so feel lucky), but one of the other ones was this article:

    one of the simple things it said to do was to hold down option while using the keyboard shortcut to empty the trash. I didn't think it would work but I was surprised. oh well.

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