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MacBook (2Gb Intel Core 2 Duo) - Trash does not empty using ' Empty Securely'

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Mar 12, 2013 5:11 PM

Activating ' Empty Securely' does not empty my trash basket.  It opens OK, checks I really want to empty trash with the usual warning, next it asks if I want to removed locked items (whatever they are, I have never locked any files or folders as far as i am aware!) so I click on 'Remove All Items' and the next box opens with the blue bar running and information that 2,356 files will be removed, this box quickly disappears though and looking inTrash reveals the same list of files that I want to empty. 

I have emptied Trash several times in the past without difficulty, but several attampts today has failed.  Help!!

Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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