unable to empty trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbluhp, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I am tring to empty the trash but one of the files is locked and I can't even move the file out of the trash bin what should I do?
     
  2. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Try a reboot or logging out and back in to your account, then empty trash.
     
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried that did not work.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  5. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the problem is that this one file is locked and I tried to unlock the file but unable to I also did the commands in terminal and read the apple support kbs.
     
  6. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Unlocking from the Get Info window?
    What does it show for Sharing & Permissions under your name in the same window?
     

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