Trash won't empty

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bgh, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. bgh macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'd like to empty my trash, but it doesn't work anymore.
    The trash icon in my dock indicates that there are files in it, but when I click on it the Trash window appears, but the files don't show. The indicator at the bottom right just keeps on animating - it never stops, not even after several hours.
    Furthermore, the "Empty Trash" option in the Finder menu is grayed out. The "Empty Trash" option in the trash icon's right-click menu is not grayed out. However, when I click it, a dialog appears for confirmation; I click on "Empty Trash" and nothing happens.
    When I list the files in my trash using the terminal (with the "ls" command), the files do show (and there is a considerable number of files). When I try to remove them, using the "rm" command, nothing happens; when I list the files again, they are still there.
    What must I do to get this mess fixed?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. bgh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    That did it! Thanks!
     

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