Trash Bin

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tempestas, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Tempestas macrumors newbie

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    I can't seem to be able to totally empty my trash bin.

    Secure delete, hold option, restart, PRam reset, all to no avail.

    These two files will always appear in my bin.

    ®þ(Šãƒâƒ.?'ý

    i&i“ti$."8‰

    If I drag them out, they disappear, but the next time I drop something into the bin, they come out again.

    I've actually done searches on the exact phrases and they link to websites.

    I've done a virus scan with ClamXAV on all folders, but no infections found.

    Help??
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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  3. Tempestas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Jedi,

    Thanks for the site. but unfortunately, it didn't work. When I tried 'Show Info' the file just disappears, however, it is of an 'alias' format, which I suspect is a remaining file from some deleted program somewhere.

    I am also unable to rename the files to delete them, as when I try to, I get

    code error -43, when I checked from that site you gave it states that -43 is:
    'File not found; Folder not found; Edition container not found; Target not found'
     
  4. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

    i.shaun

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    click the link in my signature below. You should find the answer in there. This assumes you haven't already tried using Terminal.app to empty it, or delete the trash itself.
     

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