Trash Problem - 1 item at 0kb won't empty????

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jackiecanev2, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

    jackiecanev2

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    I'm sure theres a simple fix for this, but I certainly can't figure out what it is...

    My trash can icon is full. I empty it, it stays full. I option+empty, it stays full. Finder is reporting 0bytes for 1 item which I cant see. It's irritating me.

    Help??
     

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  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    There might be a hidden locked file - open Terminal and type:
    ls -la ~/.Trash
     
  3. jackiecanev2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    jackiecanev2

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    it says 0, I think...

    ?
     

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  4. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Ok, nothing there. It looks like you may have found an OS X bug. Try logging out and back in again.

    By the way, does Rebecca know you're using her MacBook Pro?
     
  5. jackiecanev2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    jackiecanev2

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    LOL. That would be me. jackiecane was hooverphonic album.

    And, for what it's worth, it started earlier. I even did an archive and install (I was going to anyway) and its still there. Logging out doesn't help.
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Hmm, ok. Try deleting .Trash - type in Terminal:
    rm -rf .Trash

    Then logout and back in. That'll recreate the .Trash folder.
     
  7. jackiecanev2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    jackiecanev2

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