4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2010 4:26 AM by quantonamera
quantonamera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I empty the trash, I hear the empty sound but when I see the basket it looks full and when I open up trash nothing has been deleted.

Ive tried restarting a couple of times as well as using the option button when at the icon in the dock, still no empty...

Any ideas? thanx

Black Mac Book 2.4 intel core 2, model 4,1, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Trash wont empty
    John Guo Level 5 Level 5 (5,250 points)
    Read the article in this link...

    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/trash.html
  • 2. Re: Trash wont empty
    quantonamera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks for the link...i had already gone their but didnt download....at your prompt i downloaded
    trash-it.
    It emptied the trash ( thanks) , but when i did a test run with a new trash deposit of a nothing ...just a text edit doc. the same thing happened. I heard The empty sound but the trash icon was still not emptied and the doc was still there. Also there was never any dialog box about a problem with any files....its as if the empty trash capability of my macbook has just stopped working?
  • 3. Re: Trash wont empty
    quantonamera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had a small typo if it matters....I composed a new document ( doc.) put it in the trash, the trash icon in the dock was still full after emptying and hearing the empty sound and the new document was still in the trash....
  • 4. Re: Trash wont empty
    quantonamera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have since typed this command into terminal: rm -r ~/.trash/*

    it emptied the trash but the problem still remains; when i put a new document in the trash it still wont empty it when I try one of the empty commands....