Trash Can Pic looks empty

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  1. hayleywow macrumors regular

    hayleywow

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    HI Guys

    I dunno what I have done.. but my trash can icon looks asthough I have no trash, even though I do.. when I open the trash can my deleted items appear..

    How do I get the trash can icon to show it has something in it????? Also if I right click the icon "Empty trash" is greyed out..

    Please help as its very annoying

    Thanks

    Hay
     
  2. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    Is the trash from a external drive? mount it. No. Check permissions in the disk utility. No. Restart. No. Run ccleaner. No. Run cleanmymac. no. out of ideas lol
     
  3. w0lf macrumors 65816

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  4. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    I don't want to open a whole can of worms, but I would think twice about using CleanMyMac. After thinking twice...don't do it.

    There are MANY threads discussing the serious potential problems with apps like CleanMyMac, and MacKeeper.
     
  5. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    I believe those are all old threads though right? I have used it with no issues. And googling I couldn't find any recent bad news. But yes it seems a bit more aggressive than others of its kind.
     
  6. biggy52 macrumors regular

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    The problem seems to be that the files in the trash can are deleted from an NTFS partition drive. Because you cannot natively write to an NTFS partition on OSX, you cannot empty your thrash with NTFS files on it as well.
     
  7. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    I get this occasionally. Doesn't seem to be any reason or pattern to it. I fix it by going to force quit and relaunch finder.
     
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Definitly don't install MacKeeper. It killed my parents computer... Now dad is on parental controls :p
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    You have to keep an eye on them old folks...:p

    Downloading awful stuff, going to very...er...questionable sites...well, you know!:eek:

    :D ;)
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I tried to limit unwanted sites but it didn't work, it blocked sites that shouldn't have been blocked... :confused:
     
  11. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    LOL!

    Hoist on your own petard!:p

    :D
     
  12. hayleywow thread starter macrumors regular

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