Swapped optical drive for hard disk, can't empty trash

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jhelvy, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. jhelvy macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2009 13" MacBook (white plastic unibody). I recently removed the hard drive and put in a Crucial 256gb SSD. I then removed the optical drive and put the original hard disk drive there (500GB) using the OWC Data Doubler. All went well. Now my problem is whenever I try and delete something from the hard disk drive (the one where the optical drive used to be), it sends it to the trash, but then I can't empty it. It tries to empty, but just gets stuck. It also won't let me "put back" any item I deleted from the hard disk drive. The hard disk just keeps getting more and more full. It's like it has it's own trash bin but I can't seem to find a way to empty it. Any ideas?
     
  2. jhelvy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nevermind, silly me - I was deleting a large amount of data off of an external hard drive. The drive wasn't plugged in, so the trash couldn't empty because the files in the trash were on the external - duh!
     

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