unable to empty trash in leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by damiend3, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. damiend3 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm unable to empty the trash in my leopard OS. I get the warning message after i hit "empty trash" and I say yes i'm sure, but the items in trash stay there.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. JasonK macrumors member

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    #2
    If you are deleting a protected file I do not think it will allow you to empty. Try moving all the files into a separate folder on your desktop and then delete them one-by-one? Or delete them by type if you have a lot of files in your trash. This has happened to me before I think because I had a system file in there. Hope this helps...
     
  3. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    #3
    You can also try to reboot and then delete; some times this works for me.
     
  4. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

    ucsdmac

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    #4
    or u can try File >> Secure Empty Trash ..?
     
  5. oblomow macrumors 68020

    oblomow

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    #5
    Or just open terminal, enter ' cd ~/.Trash' and then 'rm *'
    (where rm * means delete everything in this directory, you could also specify
    a file: rm filename)
     

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