2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2013 12:38 PM by spaceranger8
spaceranger8 Level 1 (0 points)

Aperture trash will not empty. Cannot delete pictures. I tried option key no luck. I tried every single troubleshooting technique on the support page, even reinstalled Aperture. What else can I do?

Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,569 points)

    Where is your Aperture library located? On an external drive or your system drive? Sometimes your Aperture trash cannot be emptied, because Aperture cannot write to the system trash,


    Make a check with a new, empty Aperture library. Import some image files, try to trash them. Do they turn up in the trash in your Dock?

  • spaceranger8 Level 1 (0 points)

    Library in on my main system drive. I did check with a new aperture library and the same problem persists. I have talked with Apple Aperture support and they think my operating system is at fault. I tried to reinstall the OS but the problem persists. They say I have to erase the hard drive re format and start all over. Wow, not looking forward to doing that. thanks for the reply!