2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2013 9:54 AM by Zor972
Zor972 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi everyone,

 

I have an issue deleting certain files in my trash.

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Once I do an "Emty Trash", my Os informs me that thoses files are in use.

 

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I tried the "secure empty trash" with no success.

 

I aslso tried  to force the deletion of those files with the terminal using:

 

rm -rf * /Volumes/My\ Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware.txt /Volumes/My\ Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt

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rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware.txt/Windows 7.plist: Operation not permitted

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware.txt: Directory not empty

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Web Platform Installer — Windows 7.txt.txt.app/Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj: Input/output error

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Web Platform Installer — Windows 7.txt.txt.app/Contents/Resources: Directory not empty

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Web Platform Installer — Windows 7.txt.txt.app/Contents: Directory not empty

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Web Platform Installer — Windows 7.txt.txt.app: Directory not empty

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Windows DVD Maker — Windows 7.app/Contents/Resources/German.lproj: Input/output error

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Windows DVD Maker — Windows 7.app/Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj: Input/output error

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Windows DVD Maker — Windows 7.app/Contents/Resources: Directory not empty

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Windows DVD Maker — Windows 7.app/Contents: Directory not empty

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Windows DVD Maker — Windows 7.app: Directory not empty

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications: Directory not empty

rm: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt: Directory not empty

zormachine:.Trash Zor$ rm -rf * /Volumes/My\ Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware.txt /Volumes/My\ Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt

 

 

 

I also tried to unlock possible files using:

 

chflags -R nouchg Volumes/My\ Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware.txt /Volumes/My\ Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt

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chflags: Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware.txt: No such file or directory

chflags: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Web Platform Installer — Windows 7.txt.txt.app/Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj: Input/output error

chflags: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Windows DVD Maker — Windows 7.app/Contents/Resources/German.lproj: Input/output error

chflags: /Volumes/My Passport/.Trashes/501/vmware2.txt/Applications/Windows DVD Maker — Windows 7.app/Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj: Input/output error

 

 

I checked and repaired possible disk permissions errors with the disk utility app.

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I'm still stuck and Can't Delete thoses Files. Any Help please ??

 

Regards



MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)