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  • 30. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    now it says:

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$ ls -la /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary | wc -l

           4

     

    what do I do now?

  • 31. Re: Trash won't empty
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Try it this way:

     

    sudo rm -rf /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary

     

    When you hit return this time you will be prompted for yout administrator password.  When you enter it it won't be echoed.  Hit return after that and hope for the best.  If it doesn't work this time we will have to dig down into that folder and see what's going on in there.

     


  • 32. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Last login: Sat Apr 28 15:16:30 on ttys000

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$ sudo rm -rf /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary

     

     

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss

    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your

    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

     

     

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

     

     

    Password:

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/0 h+kYTLqQ%y2AZy3J8p54A: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/1 0gVVsgGTp2Y%9tK%c9ItQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/1 twL1vcIQk+Hp2rCMjUvBQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/3 9CbVrlNRHCaGXg+QZO54g: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/3 zA84mykT7aufobL7k05SA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/5 BtVePHCTjaIRjaHMzxPPA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/b HR2QP+9Q7S5YHnyRdbN8w: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/B PUqNWIBQU2wWOUCxR3CQA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/C w9N9Qz1Sv2ZCdhaZteLfw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/H dQm6j2aRjWbJg0Uq+7IyQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/i GI5EEEWT2im3K6y9VmoqA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/i nvh2dEfSkG2lR17TM+Rrw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/k 1NbyWCVTe6wVnv5fqTyzA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/k 7p6McUDR9GTFrocn7x5%Q: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/L 82MgKvaTY6ls1cK35sDVQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/m lWbCnp%Sa22G%pJIPEVvQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/N dddKfEMSHyF37UTnPalZw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/n tlRMlkFSpa3cIOiW6p92g: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/O 6tpppjFQRyafHjgmRMUiQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/o AXM4bHGS2CiIq13yAXSJA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/s 6iMyX7aQYWoiuw2v0u%kA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/S f+Re+psQ5G22GOecLFkzQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/T hh%iChpT8C9xq7trxXkhQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/T YA+DJQ7TjuPqaevXRbcHA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/u %pna128RS6l4zkLv7vWxg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/V pNZannIQTOWtF+cRALLjQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/X 6L64zZdSF6BHBi%klF7WA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219/Z BdkvQGATda60loifYXT9g: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151219: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/% %tGqBe1RaGDJWTnbSd1uQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/% mumTNTTRXu4EwKLKxe+dQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/% OwGwmHzRg6dSxzCwMotKw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/+ 8KxnOgdTn+2xk385t8ZBQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/0 2NwzfJqQ22QgibNiTvGhA/Master.apmaster: Input/output error

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/0 2NwzfJqQ22QgibNiTvGhA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/0 o19KPpsSLuUzXBcRX8B1w: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/4 o%RiwWMSI+IqV790wBPXA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/5 SJCJyn0T3mNzElKo91qxg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/7 xuEVwj0Ta+IBGX4jEKknw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/8 dlBp4%+TiOrndrLWTHc%w: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/B T+n4G0hQDCD4Lc%oZYggw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/b u3AqSWUTZq+peseVIeNJg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/c %TLvJr8Q8mI8IjCMIBAkQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/c J2RClNqQgSrROUHQdfERg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/D 0yjSp+QQZ6imjwHBzRg1g: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/D Q%C+exYT%G2FFrlkCaCHA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/f 0G8N3ZiSoS6daTaa2d5OQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/f FKuTUDwTUqM5UtNYTkbpg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/f INd1oCeQ3Sd0P0RurtBtQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/f jkHmUFOSIy22E2NZSwaIw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/g 5cjTo%kQLONKPKmz%2+Xw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/g 8ECPNbKQgOY0O0GdtJRlw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/G Bh%GCOrRY+ZArVrf4M%3w: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/g KR6tCXlT8mAUvJml+X1eg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/I ljpn93kS1GSjcCY%zBvdQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/I w%lYwZvQUWa01hjCVljdQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/K lqXR4DNTR+4ws9G4kPXFA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/K PMRTfVGSwmlaDflgcwEQg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/k xCpVupcSEy%VHYNgmvo3w: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/L +glz6pLSFGXzPZ1Odp7lw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/N irmpgoQRAyj3f6KA3cNsA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/n YWG7hDJQoCP1IbAJt2rSg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/p NsxvPgMQbStoacw8WUpDQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/q Ye6fyUmTDiHoe9BP+rVnA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/r aUKJ83ERuWIwXmhPZ6sJQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/R jjlstL1TLiAxIoJnaK4zQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/R PrF9+mLRXa2LLOkunW1FQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/S KCnTjh3RIWe96XSdysTQg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/S ynLHvONQOK87rfAoj1Vig: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/t kE3l0XJS0u5qIawNClALw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/u JHFFIcYQtuHDEFDHkaYXA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/v auXXadiSY2J3E+pPwpYSQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/v KveKGd+T%+6IEH6zCHpPw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/v ofwenB9TMGZO21y5in0XA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/W hHnol2HRfOUib6UD0+1jg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/w k2FrIKsS6aPE5a50kyvCA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/y sdaM0uIRnO8eILC9ceFNA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710/z ZNXAwy5Tp24rT8aunolhw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151710: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718/3 suei+DuRyOhcptVZnfpyg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718/B J+5RJNtRCC4DNPwtkDMww: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718/I RHzWYvfTuu+B27zTRPFIA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718/J z57DtGmSWiZvU4E%2As7A: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718/K i2qNjB+QQ+%wfZNsMYOgQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718/r EakwariRzulAtvUyGHpyA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718/R S90qGd0RmCzckpEtR8rvA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718/s WkuiMUATMqRyobJndNedw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151718: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/+ 6IXGXXKROyxYhu%7hMU6A: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/0 phwGHsmQ7G2H6+o+GrXPw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/3 GYD9gG2RV22x9r1Qrl2Aw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/6 JuVfBYgQiyUKG8iqgeWrQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/b HOTaJ9zSYiAD9yeI2yfrg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/c oM7p2h+REWSWOkD605pbg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/e PmMdPPtRcqnWlvO3DS%ew: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/k 2lXvIUlTz6ctdIfPMc+9w: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/k MqUWD+RQ2CBGwodzqNXBA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/N UPV0IQSRGu4N2bE0rTcVA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/o MC7GpNsRliHQHDROtL2SA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/O mLe9nmYTRmp8BG6vWismQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/R fnH6uHqQ%aUXxdXCLr1kw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/t P9a6g0+QZeJOqGiKqGwUA: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/U aFo9Th0SdivsCerwi1eDQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/u epdJQdkQkuN0f59dGAWUw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/w m+zZgLMRY6wu0es6sT3sg: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/X c4DB67fRcqlVj2LJStzFQ: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/x FdiAQIlS0aXWe6UZnF+dw/Master.apmaster: Input/output error

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719/x FdiAQIlS0aXWe6UZnF+dw: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07/20120407-151719: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04/07: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012/04: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions/2012: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database: Directory not empty

    rm: /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary: Directory not empty

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$

  • 33. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Last login: Sat Apr 28 15:51:53 on ttys000

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$ ls -la /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary | wc -l

           4

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$

  • 34. Re: Trash won't empty
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Sorry, I'm in and out all day, so the replies are going to be spread out.

     

    As I mentioned I was wondering why a simple empty trash would have failed and wasn't sure the rm's were going to work.  And they didn't.  Earlier you wanted to know what was in that iPhotoLibrary folder.  While I can see the filenames on all those rm error messages, it is easier to just list them, along with the ownership and permissions.  Hopefully that will help understand what is so special about the stuff in that folder that rm can't delete it.  So here's the ls command again, this time with an added -e option to show some additional info if that info is there (access control lists).

     

    ls -lae /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary

     

    Post the list that comes out.

     

    Also I want to see the attributes of that entire volume:

     

    ls -ld /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive

  • 35. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Last login: Sat Apr 28 15:55:36 on ttys000

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$ ls -lae /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary

    total 24

    drwxrwxrwx  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 21 17:50 .

    drwx------@ 3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 27 10:42 ..

    drwxr-xr-x  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 21 17:50 Database

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$ ls -ld /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive

    drwxrwxr-x  35 joanne987  staff  2205 Apr 27 13:53 /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$

  • 36. Re: Trash won't empty
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Hmm, so there is a single directory called Database within the iPhotoLibrary directory.  We're going to have to keep drilling down into this thing until a reason shows itself.  So down a level:

     

    ls -lae /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database

  • 37. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Last login: Sat Apr 28 21:25:16 on ttys000

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$ ls -lae /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database

    total 24

    drwxr-xr-x  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 21 17:50 .

    drwxrwxrwx  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 21 17:50 ..

    drwxr-xr-x  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 20 22:15 Versions

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$

  • 38. Re: Trash won't empty
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Sort of like drilling for oil!   Have to keep going deeper.  So Versions is a directory too.  Note that when you do these ls's the first column are the attributes, for example, drwxr-xr-x.  That 'd' indicates the file is a directory.  So that is what I am looking at to tell you what to ls next. 

     

    But enough of this.  Here's a slight change to the previous command which will drill down and list everything.  Had I known this was so nested I should have suggested this in the first place.

     

    ls -lare /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database

     

    Add that -r argument which will now recursively drill down through the entire Database folder structure.

  • 39. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$ ls -lare /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database

    total 24

    drwxr-xr-x  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 20 22:15 Versions

    drwxrwxrwx  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 21 17:50 ..

    drwxr-xr-x  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 21 17:50 .

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$

  • 40. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can you tell me the next step here...you've been a great help so far...we have to be close now...

    Thanks.

  • 41. Re: Trash won't empty
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    There appears to be something very wrong with this iPhotoLibrary directory.  The rm's can't delete it  (which is why the trash won't empty of course) and now it appears the ls's can't even follow the directory structure down.  I've never had a problem deleting reluctant files from a trash so this is a first.  Of course I never had to do do it remotely across a forum text interface either!

     

    So it looks like you are going to have to drill down into this directory the hard way, i.e., one layer at a time until you can't drill any deeper.

     

    Note the attributes (first column) on the ls output (ignore  . and .. file lines).  For Versions above you will see drwxr-xr-x.  The 'd' indicates that Versions is a directory.  So to drill deeper you add that directory name on ot the previous pathname.  Thus to see all the stuff in Versions you would enter (this is one line, forum posting wrapped the line):

     

    ls -lare /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions

     

    As long as you keep getting only a single directory file listed you will need to keep drilling deeper adding that directory on to the end of the previous pathname.  The 'r' argument on the ls is to go through this itself and as I said I don't know why it isn't.  So all I can say is keep drilling until there is something that indicates the complete folder and file structure of that iPhotoLibrary directory.

     

    This has been going on so long now I can't remember but did you ever run Disk Utility on that FreeAgent GoFlex volume to repair/verify it to make sure it is ok?

  • 42. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I never did run the disk utility.  Not sure how to do it...but I read online that Mac users should not run it...is that correct?  If I should do it...how do I run it?

  • 43. Re: Trash won't empty
    joanne987 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's the last thing I got in the teminal.  Sorry...not quite sure I followed how to drill down into it further...can you still walk me through stuff?

     

    Last login: Mon Apr 30 14:54:25 on ttys000

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$ ls -lare /Volumes/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/.Trashes/501/iPhotoLibrary/Database/Versions

    total 24

    drwxr-xr-x  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 20 22:06 2012

    drwxr-xr-x  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 21 17:50 ..

    drwxr-xr-x  3 joanne987  staff  189 Apr 20 22:15 .

    joanne-susas-imac:~ joanne987$

  • 44. Re: Trash won't empty
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    I never did run the disk utility.  Not sure how to do it...but I read online that Mac users should not run it...is that correct?  If I should do it...how do I run it?

     

    You misread.  Among other things DU is used to try to repair problems with a volume structure.  You may be confusing that with repairing permissions which is generally a waste of time and useless for user files.

     

    Since the volume you need to check is an external volume you can just launch Disk Utility from you Utilities folder.  On the left pane you will see a list of all mounted volumes, one of which will be your "FreeAgent GoFlex Drive".  Click on it.  Then on the right pane, with the First Aid tab clicked, on the bottom right, you will see two buttons; verify disk and repair disk.  Click repair disk.

     

    In the right pane you will see the repair progress in the larger white area.  When it is finished, if it says the volume appears to be Ok in green then it's done its job.  If you get any messages in red or it says the volume cannot be repaired then that is probably why this problem has been so confusing.