Trash problem.

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  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

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    every time i move files to the trash and then empty the trash the files won't deleted

    the files are still in the trash
    although when i empty the trash i hear the empty trash sound but the files are still there
     
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  4. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    still it doesn't work

    the files are still in the trash
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Hold down Option when you select Empty Trash.

    Did that work?
     
  6. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it doesn't work for me .

    i think my mac is crashed, only because of this.

    i tried :
    secure empty crash
    verfy and repair permission disk by disk utility ( it says the disk is ok )
    apple hardware test ( no results and the MBP is ok )
    relaunch finder
    hold option when empty

    all this ways doesn't work for me
    when i press ok to empty the trash i hear the sound but the files are still there.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure if an OS reinstall is the next logical step. If no one else replies, I'd suggest a trip to the Genius Bar before attempting that.
     
  8. Mal macrumors 603

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    Open the Terminal, and drag one of the files into the Terminal window. What path is shown there?

    jW
     
  9. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    In a terminal (Don't type the $):

    Code:
    $ cd .Trash
    $ ls -la
    $ rm -rf filename
    
    
    VERY important: Be certain you really are in .Trash BEFORE using rm -rf!!!

    [edit] If this doesn't work (i.e. you get a "permission denied"), you may not own the files. Look @ permissions and the file(s) owner(s), which will be listed by ls -la anyway.
     
  10. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Good idea to try first, before you try what I posted.
     
  11. locust76 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my god... that's like amputating your arm because you have a hangnail! Nobody should be considering an OS reinstall because of something like this.

    Going into the trash directory and manually deleting them should work. If not, do it from single user mode before booting OS X.

    If you still have problems, deleting the files as root (account has to be enabled first) should do it.
     
  12. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Last login: Mon Feb 15 16:47:54 on console
    khalid-al-awadis-macbook-pro:~ khalid$ /Users/khalid/*.‬Trash/Fullmetal-Alchemist-1-51
     
  13. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ?
     
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  15. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    @ the OP: "filename" must be the actual name of the file you want to delete!
     
  16. stayupforever99 macrumors newbie

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    Might be a Virus

    Hey just did a search on the file name posted and it came back it may be some sort of torrent. Maybe it is some kind of executable file, I would not run it from terminal you never no what it maybe you could always try something like AppCleaner or a virus scan
     
  17. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    :confused: What file name?
     
  18. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i tried rebooting

    the file 'fullmetal' is not a torrent
    it is a subtitle file from subscene.com

    and yes i did virus scan by clamxav on Macintosh HD and no virus found
     
  19. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    its not a virus. one of the files in the trash just might be corrupted or something. could be a number of things.

    open Terminal and try deleting the invisible .Trash folder with root permissions using the following command. note this will relaunch Finder as well recreating the .Trash folder.

    Code:
    sudo rm -r .Trash; killall Finder
     
  20. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hi anyone i never use the terminal before


    when i open the terminal what should i do first ??

    where exactly i type ''sudo rm -r .Trash; killall Finder'' ???
    when i open the terminal it says :

    Last login: Thu Feb 18 14:47:54 on ttys000
    khalid-al-awadis-macbook-pro:~ khalid$
     
  21. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this is not only for one file
    it's happen with every file

    i think it is a trash problem or some invisible files won't delete
     
  22. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried choosing securely empty trash option?
     
  23. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    just copy and paste "sudo rm -r .Trash; killall Finder" into Terminal, press enter, type your password (no typing feedback) and press enter again.

    in Terminal it displays "computer-name:directory username$". "~" is your home directory, which is where you want to enter the above command. you type the command next to "$".

    only use "sudo" and "rm -r" when you are confident in what you are deleting. but we are helping you here so its ok.
     
  24. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you very much
    it works now, i can delete any file now

    i like you Mac because you don't have viruses.
    because i downloaded a lot of torrent files o_O.
     

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