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9483 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2008 10:47 AM by AngelaReporterr
do you get an error message when you run
sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
if so what does it say? also, let's check where those files are located.
drag one of the files from trash to the terminal window. It show show its full path. post it here please.Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
i can't empty my trash i tried many ideas but the problem still exist,
i tried the following command in terminal :
sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
but same problem , and these files in my trash all not from an external drive..
any help plz ?
It might be a permission issue.
Drag the files onto your desktop and then run disk utility and repair permissions.
Then, one at a time, see if you can trash them.MacBookPro3,1-17"Core2Duo/VistaUlt64SP1; MacBookPro1,1-15"/XPProSP3; Dual G5/XPP, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Homebrew 3GHz ASUS PC, Dell Inspiron8k
I tried this command, sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
and i prepaired the persmission and i take those files in the desktop and then i prepaired the permission and then try to empty the trash again , but the problem still exist.MacBookAir, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
please answer my questions from the previous post. did the command sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash give any errors? also, do what I said to get the path of a file in the trash and post the results.Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2008 10:35 AM (in response to Qussai)You i'm not wrong, when you try to empty a trash holding the option key, solve some problem.
Many time happend that the file is broken ou some permission, if i hold de option 100% the times the trash is cleanedMacbook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
i dont get any error message when i do sudo command i just get nothing this is the result
RNING: 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.
and this is the path for the file from the trash :
Last login: Sat Oct 18 12:00:02 on console
qussais-macbook-air:~ Q$ /Users/Q/.Trash/untitled\ folder/71008.pdf
-bash: /Users/Q/.Trash/untitled folder/71008.pdf: Permission denied
qussais-macbook-air:~ Q$ sudo rm -rf ~/.TrashMacBookAir, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
hmm, the terminal output indicates that the file is indeed in your main trash folder. sudo rm should have deleted it or at least given a warning if it couldn't. Is your admin password by any chance blank? sudo will fail silently with a blank password. if it is blank please change it to a nonblank one and rerun the command.Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
Have finder in the front, and go to the Finder Menu up top. Move down to "Secure Empty Trash" and click on it. That works for me whenever i cant get anything to delete. If that doesn't work, reboot your computer and do the same process very quickly, before any application may need the file or something.
Hope that helps,
KevinMacbook, Powerbook, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
am no scripter, but my tip is - check if the files/folders in the trash are somehow still in use.
i recently had the same problem - i was saving attachments in safari & mail to a folder i subsequently deleted.... but didn't change my prefs in each app.
there's also a wealth of info and apps to help here:
good luck!Macbook 2.4Ghz (White) 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Logic Studio 8, Safari 3.1.2, iLife 08, iWork 08, Aperture 2
Hi. I am having the exact same issue. The only way to empty the trash completely of this silly little hieroglyphic is to switch to list view and drag it OUT of the trash where it "poofs" away. Annoying, but it doesn't seem to be effecting anything else.
I do have a Bootcamp partition, but I am not placing any trash from the Bootcamp partition into the trash.New Mac Pro early January 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Is it possible the file is from another volume?
Do you have Windows installed or another working system?
-mjiMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iMac G4 17" 800 MHz 768MB/ iMac 333MHz 256 MB / LaCie d2s/ APC-UPS