2852 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2010 10:18 AM by putnik
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.
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.
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!
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 :/
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.