Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to charlesfromaibonito)
One surefire way to empty the Trash is to open the Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities), type the following command, then press Return:
sudo rm –rf ~/.Trash
You’ll be prompted for your administrator password, and then the Trash will be forcibly emptied. After logging out and back into your account, the Trash should begin working just as before.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 5:54 PM (in response to charlesfromaibonito)
A less complicated way for people who aren't comfortable with terminal commands would be to unlock the items - drag the file back out of the trash and control or right click on the icon > choose Get Info. In the resulting window, under the General heading, you'll see an option "locked". if it is ticked, untick it. If not, tick it and then untick it. You may have to enter your admin password (click the lock at the bottom to do so and then lock it again when you're done). Drag the file back into the trash, use Option key while hitting empty trash and it should empty.