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Trash is not emptying

13386 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2014 4:15 AM by trucviet323 RSS
  • Joys08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 5, 2013 7:51 PM (in response to Zyriab)

    I performed this command, as you suggested to delete my Trash:

     

    "Open Terminal and enter this command:

     

    rm -Rf ~/.Trash/*

     

    Then opt+right click on Finder in the Dock and select 'Relaunch'"

     

    AND IT DELETED EVERYTHING FROM MY COMPUTER.  ALL OF MY FILES, DOCUMENTS, FOLDERS, EVERYTHING???  How do I retrieve it, I've not backed up in months.

  • 808armada Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 5, 2014 6:29 PM (in response to Vikie36)

    The finder in OSX 10.9 does not want to "let go" of the file. This helped me. . .

     

    http://osxdaily.com/2013/11/13/fix-finder-slow-high-cpu-use-mac-os-x/

  • trucviet323 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2014 4:15 AM (in response to npetralia)

    Removing the bootcamp partition is one way but way too draconic for the issue... Just follow these steps instead...

     

    1. go into your windows (full boot)

    2. in windows > start menu > cmd > righclick > open as administrator

    3. type in: chkdsk /f and press enter

    it will say it needs a reboot because disk is in use

    4. reboot (into windows)

    5. let the chkdsk operation finish and reboot to mac after that

    6. et voila... problem solved (in mac)...

    this helps me. thanks

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