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2862 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2007 12:08 PM by Texas Mac Man
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2007 8:54 AM (in response to Eric Petermann)Eric,
Open the folder and see if something is in it. Remove the item and then try deleting again. You can force the trash to delete by holding down the option key while selecting empty trash from the menu bar.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2007 12:08 PM (in response to Eric Petermann)What model Mac is this on & is it booted to OS 9.2.2?
There are several ways to trash a problem file.
1. Depress/hold the Option key & then empty the trash (this is usually used for locked files)
2. Do a Shutdown or Restart & then empty the trash (the shutdown will close all applications)
3. Boot up from a CD with a system & then empty the trash.
There's another way, but it's more complicated. Will provide instructions if the above don't work.
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