Trash Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by desmith1944, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. desmith1944, Dec 10, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011

    desmith1944 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am a new MAC user, I just bought a IMac and I started having problems getting the trash to empty.
    I came across a app called Trash it!.app. Not sure where I found it now but, if you Google search you should be able to find it.
    Anyway I loaded and ran the app. If makes it own Trash Icon. I went into my original trash and selected all the trash and drug it into the new Trash it. My computer did nothing for about a minute. I decided to reboot when the computer completed the reboot my Mac trash was empty.
    Not sure why this worked but, I am happy it did.
    I think I will use that trash it! until someone comes up with a fix for the Mac Trash.
    Give it a try and let me know if it helped. Thanks, Dave.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Since you're new to Macs why did you install a third party trash app?
     
  3. desmith1944 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    blueroom

    Hi, I searched for a fix for the trash problem in Lion and I tried all suggestions without a fix to my problem.
    I came across this app and gave it a try and it worked.
    My trash is now empty where it wasn't before. Dave
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Make sure to run Disk Utility and check / repair permissions. Could have been that simple.
     
  5. desmith1944 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    blueroom

    Thanks but, I tried that also, Dave.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Usually trash won't empty because a file in the trash is still in use. You can fix it by determining which file that is, then go to Activity Monitor and force quit the locked file.
     

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