Trash cannot be emptied, item is being used

Discussion in 'iMac' started by masterpidge, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. masterpidge macrumors newbie

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    The operation can’t be completed because the item “Saint John of Las Vegas2009.avi” is in use. This is the message received trying to empty the trash. How can this be overcomes.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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  4. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

    Mr. Savage

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    For future reference...

    In the future if this happens again, and it will, just hold option key and hit empty trash (in finder drop down menu).
     
  5. ugp macrumors 65816

    ugp

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    Do a Secure Empty. It happens to me all the time.
     

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