trash can issues

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  1. emt8q5 macrumors member

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    Has anyone else experienced an issue where the trash can icon on the dock always shows as full (with the piece of paper in it) even when empty? I have no files in the trash and have restarted my machine several times and I cannot get the trashcan icon to show as empty. Any advice?

    Thanks
    Eric
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Check in Terminal. Open Terminal (Apps >> Utilities >> Terminal), then type "cd .Trash", press enter, type "ls -a" and press enter. A few things will appear. Is there anything apart from "." and ".."?
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    A truly empty trash can should look something like this in terminal:
     

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  4. emt8q5 thread starter macrumors member

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    this is what I get when I type in those terminal commands
     

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  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    Yup, you're empty.

    Hmm... have you tried going into activity monitor and killing the "Dock" task? The Dock might need to restart in order to update itself.
     
  6. emt8q5 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried quitting both dock and finder. I've also rebooted multiple times to no effect.
     
  7. cmrn macrumors newbie

    cmrn

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    I am also having this problem. I have checked my trash can in the terminal and there is only . and ..

    It is really annoying and I would like to have it fixed :mad:
     
  8. ecab0325 macrumors newbie

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    I was having the same problem, but after moving another file to the trash so that it actually had something in it, I emptied the trash and the icon became empty!
     

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