trash not emptying

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  1. hhpeter macrumors newbie

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    I have a little annoying problem with a file in the trash that just doesn't disappear tried to secure empty trash, tried with onyx it just stays there repaired permission tried everything but this file just stays there
     
  2. MrM macrumors 6502

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    What kind of file is it? Is it a .ds_store by any chance?
     
  3. hhpeter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here's a picture...as soon as i drag it out of the trash it disappears and the trash is empty i close the trash window and open it again and the file is there again, the same thing happens if i double click on it and choose "get info" it just disappears and then its back again :confused:
     

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  4. MrM macrumors 6502

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    Odd. Try moving the file into a new folder then empty the trash. If that doesn't work, try using terminal.

    sudo rm -rf ~./Trash/*
     
  5. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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  6. Arne macrumors regular

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    be extremely careful though... if you accidentally hit enter too soon the result might be catastrophic.

    Try this:

    sudo rm -ri ~./Trash/*

    that is a bit more secure and will prompt you before it does anything.

    Im sorry for being a "smartypants".
     
  7. hhpeter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that didn't work...
    here's what i get in terminal when i right click on the file, copy it, and paste it in terminal :
     

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  8. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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  9. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Hold down the option key while you empty the trash.
     
  10. hhpeter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no, its in the trash as soon as i take it out it disappears and then its back again

    no go

    Here is a quick video i made download it and drag it in firefox
    http://uploading.com/files/MK0AP6YN/2009-06-14_2159.swf.html
     
  11. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    From what your screenshot looks like, the file is on your Windows partition, which you should be able to delete in Windows after enabling hidden files.
     
  12. hhpeter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i booted into windows enabled hidden files and i think i found the file in ".trashes " but when i want to delete it, move it or rename it windows gives me a warning that "cannot read from file or disk" so i can't delete it, any other ideas?
     
  13. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    I think it may have appeared when I deleted my Windows partition. The timing fits I think.
     

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