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Jun 3, 2012

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Jun 17, 2012

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Nov 26, 2009

I have no idea where the right place to post this is because I am basically clueless about all computer stuff.

I just purchased a second hand Macbook from last December. It is running OS10.5.8. I am trying to get my new files set up/get rid of some of the applications left by the last owner. However, the computer is not allowing me to delete files.

I send them to the trash and that works. But then I press "Empty Trash" or "Securely Empty Trash", it makes the 'emptying' sound, closes the window but doesn't actually delete anything.

I really need to delete these files in order to make space for new ones and to keep my sanity (I hate messy computers).

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