Trash won't empty (New to MAC)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Stuart21, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Stuart21 macrumors member

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    I just got myself a new macbook pro (first mac). Everything has been great but I cant seem to empty my trashcan when I put a large file in there. I was using metax to tag some movies and I copied them to my HD first, tagged them, then copied them back to my external.

    Now i'm trying to delete the movies off my macbook but when i hit empty securely in trashcan it starts going and it will say emptying items and get hung up and freeze. If i place small items such as office files they delete fine but any movie I put in there wont delete. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Try holding the Option key down when emptying the Trash.
     
  3. Stuart21 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried holding option while hitting "empty securely" and it still hung up. I dont know if this will help but I will drag a single movie file and when i hit empty trash it will say deleting 5 items and then 4 and once it gets to three it freezes.
     
  4. Stuart21 thread starter macrumors member

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    fixed it. Turned off empty trash securely and that seem to fix it.
     
  5. mikeyz6 macrumors newbie

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    i have the same problem... it says its being used by another task... i logged off all programs
     
  6. worldmusicman macrumors newbie

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    it is so easy guys.....:cool:

    Just right click any folder in the trash, that you want to to delete or empty,
    then-get info, under right side info you will see the lock, just unlock it with your Admin Password, then you you will see + - button, press the +, then select your user account, also in the info select your user name, than make it read & right, unlock info, thats it!!!...
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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