Trash can will NOT EMPTY

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spiritfoxdemon, May 1, 2011.

  1. spiritfoxdemon macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    #1
    Hello,

    google wont help me at all and youtube sucks
    so
    I have 2 problems:
    when ever I try to empty out the garbage can it says this:

    "The Finder cant complete the operation because some data in "_____" cant be read or written" (Error code -36)
    and

    "The operation cant be completed because the item "___" is in use"

    I checked my separate hard drive and my computer, and there is no such file. I tried restarting my mac and it's doing the same thing as ever.
    Please help, the trash can is annoying me alot + I cant even empty it
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    Did you verify the disk with disk utility and repair permissions? Did you try holding the option key while clicking the trash-can to force it to empty?

    Cheers
     
  3. spiritfoxdemon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    #3
    Hi,
    yes I remembered some one saying i should use the disk utility on it. But I just didnt notice that I had a video playing
    so that partially stopped the disk utility from fixing the disk
    thank you any way its fixed
     
  4. bcburrows macrumors 6502

    bcburrows

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Bristol

Share This Page