Unable to Delete 'man1'

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chrischin, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. chrischin macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2008
    I'm using a LaCie external with Time Machine and wanted to make some extra room, so I deleted some of my backups that were just taking up room. But, I can't get the time machine backup folder out of my recycle bin now. When I try to delete it, it takes a long time and then says "Cannot delete item because 'man1' is in use" -- I've tried deleting through terminal and also by holding Option and no dice. Can someone shed some light, please? (Also, I can't restore the folder for some reason)

    Any help would be great..
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trashes

    If that fails, reboot to the installer disk, open Terminal, and run that command from there.

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