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HT1526 trash won't empty no matter what I tried

2236 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 28, 2012 3:45 PM by BGreg RSS
akmiranda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 28, 2012 3:36 PM

I had this problem before and I had fixed it after spending at least 3 or 4 hours online reading information from others, now after installing this new osx whatever, it brought back the bad trash again, which won't empty.. it says you cant open the trash now because it is being used for another task.. it shows that there are 3 documents it is trying to empty but it is doing nothing.. and there are no 'x' button so I can't kill it.. can someone give me a tip. I have already installed the 'trash it application but it is not working now since the trash is occupied. HELP apple!

g5, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to akmiranda)

    So, you've tried doing a secure empty trash, and you've tried holding the option key down when choosing to empty the trash, or holding the shift and option keys when choosing to empty the trash? If you've tried those and they haven't worked, see this Apple note and read the last section on deleting locked files. OnyX also has a force trash empty function.

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