trouble emptying trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alaskamac, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. alaskamac macrumors newbie

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    #1
    i'm having trouble emptying the trash icon. i was finally able to go into finder and delete the icons by clicking on them, but the trash icon is still full. any ideas?

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  2. McGiord, Jan 8, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601

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    #2
    Righ Click on the trash and select Empty Trash from the popup menu.
    Or Go To the Menu and select Empty Trash, there is a combination of keys to do it (sadly I'm on a Windows laptop from work, and I can't recreate it to detail it for you).

    Many times when you are not able to empty it, is because one of the files/apps is still being used by your Mac. Close them and then try again.

    I haven't use this a long time ago (I think since Mac OS 7) but I believe it still works: force an empty Trash without further complications you hold the option key + request the empty trash.


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