HT1526: You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the TrashLearn about You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 9:52 PM (in response to PeterPC2010)
From the Finder menu bar, under Finder, select Secure Empty Trash.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
But that will delete all of the files in the trash folder. I don't want to delete all of the files in the trash folder only a few. How do I do that?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to PeterPC2010)
You shouldn't put files you may want to keep in the Trash. It's not a storage location. Make a separate folder on the Desktop. I used to have one that I named Waste Basket (I even gave it a special icon). I put files there when I wasn't 100% sure about deleting it, but I wanted to get it out of the way.
But to answer your question, there is no way selectively delete what is in the Trash. You'd have to drag the items you want to keep out of the Trash, empty the Trash, and drag them back into the Trash.