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See http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/trash.html and once you solve that issue, see:
Switching from Windows to Mac OS X,
Basic Tutorials on using a Mac,
Mac 101: Mac Essentials,
Anatomy of a Mac,
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition.
Additionally, *Texas Mac Man* recommends:
Welcome to the Switch To A Mac Guides,
Take Control E-books, and
A guide for switching to a Mac.27" iMac i7 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.3), G4 450 MP GB 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
I tried using option when trying to delete the trash but it did the same thing - opened the deleting window and started deleting ~3000 items and taking forever.
I also do not seem to be able to delete individual items from the trash folder, even when one particular item is highlighted and I hit empty trash it starts deleting the whole folder.
CheersMacBook Pro 15
Go to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility and select your volume and then select Repair Permissions.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25751Mac OS X (10.6.3)
I all - thank you for help thus far. I will definitely read those links in detail and get more familiar with the world of Apple!
I have repaired permissions and yet I still seem to have the same issue...
When I click empty trash the -'mac loading - spinning wheel' comes up for about 10min and then a trash bar comes up showing progress over deleting item. The items are deleted very slowly ~about 1 per 30min and there is ~3000.
Also will it is doing this deleting I am unable to use safari or word, they are incredibly slow.
Sorry this is such an annoying issue!MacBook Pro 15
I recently updated to 10.6.4 and it's also taking an age to delete even one small file, securely emptying the trash with 10.5.8 took seconds to a few minutes no matter what the file size was. It's also making my MacBook's fan kick into overdrive which seems unnecessary, i'm just deleting a few files not trying to render a film :/MacBook4.1, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Go to /Applications /Utilities/Terminal and launch it.
At the prompt, copy & paste this command
sudo rm -rf ~/.TrashPress Return.
You will be asked to enter your admin password. It will be invisible.
Enter it and press Return.
Log out and back in or restart.
Let us know.
-mjiMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM/22" external HP display, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iMac G4 17" 800 MHz 768MB/ iMac 333MHz 256 MB / a gaggle of LaCie d2s/ APC-UPS
May I suggest that you de-activate "secure delete trash" in Finder>Preferences>Advanced until the present problem is solved.
If you are really worried about security you can later use the Utilities>Disk Utility>Erase and choose "Erase Free Space". This will wipe all previously deleted data on the disk.MacBook Pro 13" 2.53GHz August 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Router - Belkin N1 Vision F5D8632