Trash won't empty

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

  1. volta1210 macrumors newbie

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    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"

    Thanks
     

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