Trash Can is behaving weirdly

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by horace528, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. horace528 macrumors regular


    May 14, 2011
    Hello Apple Support Communities.
    I am having a recent problem with the Trash Can on my Mac.
    I had a locked file from my Windows partiton that I could not simply throw away.
    So I went to my Mac place and just threw it away from there.
    But now, even after the file was deleted forever, the file is still there, like a ghost.
    It's just there, but no longer a folder, but now a unknown 'Unix Excutable File'.
    I don't think it is an actual file, as the Trash Can empties quite easily, and talks about no errors that that file cannot be deleted.
    Any ways to solve this problem? I tried the sudo rm -rf command, and the file is still there, and the command just says that that file is no longer there, but it's still there.
    Thank you for your interest! :)
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    I don't think it is really there, just as you said, a ghost.
  3. horace528 thread starter macrumors regular


    May 14, 2011
    Any way to fix this weird file from being in my Trash Can?
    I don't know if a defrag would help, but if it does, is there any free software for the Mac that defrags your Mac?

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