1 Reply Latest reply: May 18, 2013 1:54 PM by pedro d
wBanabeelah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

items do not erase from trash when I try to empty trash


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • pedro d Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,535 points)

    Hello there, wBanabeelah.

     

    There is a great Knowledge Base article that review extensively how to troubleshoot issues with emptying the Trash:

     

    You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1526

     

    One section that might stand out in your case:

    If you can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash

    For example, this message might appear when you try to empty the Trash: "The operation could not be completed because the item '(item name)' is locked."

    First, try holding the Option key as you choose Empty Trash from the Finder's File menu.

     

    It is a very thorough document and should clear up any issue you may have.

     

    Thanks for reaching out to Apple Support Communities.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Pedro D.