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Vikie36 Level 1 Level 1


I have facing this problem from past few days


My trash won't empty


I tried to holding down option key and then empty the trash, but it didn't work..

I tried "trash it" but it also did not work

I repaired disk from disk utility pressing CMD+R at boot time ; it also did not work


I got Message at first saying "The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “” can’t be read or written. (Error code -36)"

Then I pressed continue and nothing happened

now when I empty the Trash it simply dont empty it..


Please Help.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by Vikie36 on Jul 15, 2012 11:44 AM Solved

I have tried every thing from this discussion and many other tricks yet none helped me.


I got rid of the problem by removing Windows 7 from bootcamp.

Reply by npetralia on Apr 21, 2013 10:32 PM Helpful

Removing the bootcamp partition is one way but way too draconic for the issue... Just follow these steps instead...


1. go into your windows (full boot)

2. in windows > start menu > cmd > righclick > open as administrator

3. type in: chkdsk /f and press enter

it will say it needs a reboot because disk is in use

4. reboot (into windows)

5. let the chkdsk operation finish and reboot to mac after that

6. et voila... problem solved (in mac)...

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