Mac Pro :: Cannot Empty Trash Folder - Deleting Downloaded Win Based File?

Jun 2, 2012

I downloaded a windows based file, (2GB) and my Trash Folder will not delete. It keeps hanging up when I try to delete. What cleaner can I get to completely delete?

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Mar 16, 2012

How can I empty one (or more) items from trash without deleting everything? 

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Aug 12, 2010

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Feb 2, 2012

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May 28, 2012

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Mar 23, 2009

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May 23, 2012

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May 30, 2012

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Feb 3, 2010

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I got this forever looping combination of folders in my Trash, and now it won't let me empty the trash.  It's kind of hard to explain, but if I open the trash, there is a folder in there called "RaceImages 11.36.24 AM [7/3]".  If I drill into that folder, it goes on forever like this.... 

"RaceImagesThumbs > Desktop > RaceImages > RaceImagesThumbs" and on and on, repeating for basically ever.  I could drill down to eternity and still not be able to delete the trash.  I've drilled down through that repeating sequence a hundred times and still not seen an end. 

If I attempt to empty the trash, it first says "the operation can't be completed because the item 'ML1_2014' is in use.", but I don't see that file.  If I click continue, it says it can't be completed because the item "Desktop" is in use, and from there my repeating folder nightmare starts.  Clicked 'Continue' a 100 times and the same sequence of folders as above are "in use". 

Tried "Secure Empty" the trash, tried the finder menu "Option > Empty Trash".  All to no avail...same error messages. 

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Nov 9, 2008

I have a folder which I deleted from my external hard drive. Whenever I empty Trash, I get the insufficient privileges error. The folder is empty.

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Jun 3, 2012

I have 2011 MacBook air and I tried to empty the trash, and only one file wouldn't delete because 'the file is still in use', but the application was turned off. So then I went to finder and clicked secure empty trash, which then proceeded in emptying, but it stayed that way for a long time so I clicked close. Then, it did seem to close, but then didn't and was stuck in deleting.

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Oct 21, 2008

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Aug 31, 2009

I moved a bunch of files to the trash can after installing Snow Leopard, mainly backup files from OmniFocus.

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This is just ridiculous in my option so I just did the "Empty Trash" feature, showing me only 350 items, which deleted quickly in under 5 minutes...

So far I know with Secure Empty Trash that the trash is securely layered with 0's & 1's....but wonder what happens with just "Empty Trash?"

How easily accessible is it for someone to retrieve something that i've deleted?

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Jan 13, 2010

I've noticed that when I "Secure Empty Trash" though it takes longer, I usually regain a lot of gigabytes back. Currently, as of this post i'm "secure emptying trash" and i've regained about 25GB's which sounds about right considering there was about that much worth of video recordings from my video camera I no longer needed.

In the past when I've just "deleted trash" i've seen different results. If I have say 10GB's in the trash and I just "empty trash" then i'll maybe gain back like a GB or 2. ...if anything.

So, my concern is...say currently with the 25GB amount of trash I have, If I decided to just "empty trash", I obviously would not have gained back all the 25GB's..., perhaps just a few, guessing something like 5GB.

Well, does that mean that those GB's that are emptied in the trash (not securely) are just lost forever?

..Or will I regain those GB's the next time around (say weeks later) I securely empty the trash with whatever happens to be in there (all new stuff in the trash)?

Am I making sense?

Kinda confusing to me cause I don't understand it. But I feel it's vital for me to get this and have the most amount of gigs available on my Mac now that i'm using about 30GB's per week filming stuff and editing it on iMovie.

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Feb 16, 2012

I can't empty my trash ! i dont know why?

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May 4, 2012

When I download a file from the internet, the O.S (MAC OS X 10.6.8). only allows me to save it to a few select root folders or desktop. A windows pc allows you to drill down multiple levels (if desired) and save it wherever you want.

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Jan 9, 2009

A few months ago I purchased a MacBook Air and I have 2 problems:

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