Trash won't empty

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by volta1210, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. volta1210 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2010
    My external is getting pretty full and was trying to delete some previous backups. I put them in the trash and each time I try to delete them I get error code 8003. I tried using Trash it! but after 12 hours of letting it run nothing was removed.
    Any ideas of how to empty it?
    After carelessly playing with terminal (learned my lesson) I just would like to put the back up files back on my external, which says "can't be done since backup items can't be modified"


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