Trash won't empty

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  1. jcloughesy macrumors newbie

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    When I try to empty my trash I get "The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -8003)."
    Help?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Log out and log back in. Restart if that doesn't work.
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Did you delete some Time Machine backup files?
     
  4. jcloughesy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. jcloughesy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I used TrashIt! and it seemed to help.
    only problem is, when i tried to delete the TrashIt! application, i got the same -8003 error code...
     
  7. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like your permissions are messed up. Can you delete anything at all from the trash?
     
  8. jcloughesy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, i've tried deleting .mp3, .ipa, and .app files and they've all deleted.
    for some reason the trashit app itself won't delete.

    also, when my backup disk is plugged in, the backup files i deleted appear in the trash. I get the error code -8003 again when i try to delete them, and trashit won't work for those either.
     
  9. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    That second link that i sent you has some terminal commands, that you can use. I don't know for sure, but I bet that you are gonna have to reformat that external.
     

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