4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2013 6:56 PM by Linc Davis
Lupe2011 Level 1 (0 points)

It started yesterday, and I don't know how to get it to stop. I switched to a macbook recently so I'm pretty new at this, but any advice will help.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,717 points)

    Restart your computer and try emptying the trash again.


















  • Lupe2011 Level 1 (0 points)

    It worked for a bit, but then I sent antoher picture to the trash and tried again that the same thing popped up :/

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,717 points)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,365 points)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:

    lsof | grep Trash | open -ef


    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).


    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.


    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).


    The command may take a noticeable amount of time to run. Wait for a new line ending in a dollar sign (“$”) to appear.


    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. If the command produced no output, the window will be empty. Post the contents of the TextEdit window (not the Terminal window), if any — the text, please, not a screenshot. The title of the window doesn't matter, and you don't need to post that.


    If any personal information appears in the output, anonymize before posting, but don’t remove the context.