Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to stewart barnes)
If a Restart doesn't allow you to Empty the Trash...
Goto Finder > Help > type in Trash...
From Finder Help Trash...
" Empty the Trash
Empty the Trash without any warning or when it contains locked files
Hold down the Option key, and then choose Finder > Empty Trash "
Are these Files in your Trash related to Time Machine...?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 2:04 PM (in response to stewart barnes)
Well, you can give this a try:
Open the Terminal in the Utilities folder and paste the following at the prompt:
sudo rm -Rf ~/.Trash/*
Press RETURN. Enter your admin password when prompted. It will not echo to the screen. Press RETURN again.
Again, be patient as it can take a while to remove a large number of files, so the prompt may not return right away. When it does return the Trash should be empty.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2013 2:55 AM (in response to Kappy)
Kappy, you put me on the right trail.
I started out using the Terminal, but balked at the idea of deleting over 3,000 files one at a time. Also I find territory that close to the heart of Mac a bit scary. So I downloaded Trash It! which in due course of time, cleaned out the bin.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2013 2:58 AM (in response to Russa)
This didn't work for me, basically because I'm not familiar with 'repair permissions'. Even so, I think the problem was an old copy of iMovie which was big and stuck. Trash It! failed on it's first attempt, but when I clicked on the 'Really Stuck' Tab, managed to shift the beast.
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