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Stuck on Emptying Trash

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May 26, 2009 2:29 PM
Trash window says, "Items to delete: 0" but it won't finish the process. The blue bar is almost filled with a bit of gray at the end. It has been stuck on this for a good 1 1/2 hrs.

Clicking X in the trash window can't "stop emptying the trash."

How can I cancel the trash or get it to complete?
iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,240 points)
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    May 26, 2009 2:57 PM (in response to dplfx)
    HI,

    Try holding dow the Option key when emptying the Trash.

    Removing files from your computer

    You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash












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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    May 26, 2009 2:59 PM (in response to dplfx)
    Not certain, but this can fix myriad problems, but you'll have to either power down, or Force quit the Finder with CMDOptionesc first...

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go, run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, then reboot when it is done.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    May 26, 2009 5:14 PM (in response to dplfx)
    Great news, thanks!

    Could this be the cause of my trash problem?


    Oh yes, in fact I wouldn't even use the Mac until you repair that, far worse things could happen.

    You must repair the HD, if Disk Utility or fsck should fail to repair it, your best bet is DiskWarrior from Alsoft, you'll need the CD to boot from if you don't have another boot drive...

    http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/

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