MacBook Pro :: Delete Individual Items From Trash Without Emptying Entire Trash?

Jun 26, 2014

How do you delete individual items from Trash without emptying entire Trash? If I highlight one item in Trash, the only option is the Empty button. I'm afraid it will empty the whole thing. I don't want to do that.

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OS X :: Can I Delete Individual Items From The Trash Can

Jan 23, 2009

Can I delete individual items from the trash can or as it seems, it is all or nothing.

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Apr 20, 2012

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Jun 24, 2010

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May 26, 2012

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Jan 9, 2010

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I know normally if you want to trash something, all you have to do is press "⌘ + Delete". To empty trash you press "Option + ⌘ + Delete" But now when I press "⌘ + Delete" it display the massage as you see below.

How do I fixed it or have it go back to normal state?

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Apr 9, 2009

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Mar 23, 2012

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Mar 18, 2012

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Mar 24, 2012

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Jun 27, 2012

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Jun 1, 2010

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OS X :: Cannot Delete Trash - Items Locked

Jun 23, 2008

I need some guidance getting the items I have on my computer permanently deleted from the trash. When I go to delete them I get the following message below and I can't delete anything. What do I need to do?

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OS X :: Trash Has 8000 Items And Won't Delete?

Jun 19, 2010

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Oct 19, 2009

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Mar 16, 2012

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Mar 28, 2012

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Mar 17, 2012

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Jun 17, 2012

I have facing this problem from past few days..My trash won't empty.I tried to holding down option key and then empty the trash, but it didn't work.I tried "trash it" but it also did not work.I repaired disk from disk utility pressing CMD+R at boot time ; it also did not work..I got Message at first saying "The Finder can't complete the operation because some data in can't be read or written. (Error code -36)"Then I pressed continue and nothing happened now when I empty the Trash it simply dont empty it.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Software :: Macbook Trash Not Emptying?

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).

What should I do? I tried pressing option/alt while emptying because someone told me that would help, but it doesn't seem to have done anything...

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MacBook Pro :: Bug Causing CPU To Max Out When Emptying Trash

Mar 2, 2012

Twice recently, when I empty the Trash on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro with OS X Lion (current update), the Trash empties but the CPU goes to 100% utilization, the fans come on high, the CPU temperature as measured by an app exceeds 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and of course any commands produce a long beachball. The computer will only shut down by force via the power button.

Is it harmful for the CPU to max-out like this?The power-on self-test on startup reported "passed" so there doesn't appear to be any damage but I am not sure how much these tests really test. The Apple Hardware Test will not run in Lion. I ran one with my old Snow Leopard startup disk and it reported pass but recorded the test date as in the year 4012.

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Apr 23, 2012

I have two folders in my trash which I cannot empty. No matter how many times I try these folders will not go away. I have open the "info" link and marked them read and write without success.


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Mar 26, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 14, 2009

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OS X :: Trash Is Slow Emptying?

Dec 22, 2009

the emptying of trash is taking for ever since OSX 10.6.x anyone has a fix for this issue?

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Jan 29, 2010

I have a macBook Pro running Snow leopard. My problem is that the trash will not empty. I keep getting a message stating that there are some locked items in the trash and it asks if I want everything removed, the locked items only or the unlocked ones. No matter which I choose the result is the same, that is, the window opens showing that it has started to empty then it promptly closes.

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Jan 5, 2010

I have this folder in my trash which i am damn sure is not in use. Every time i try to empty trash it says item is in use.

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OS X :: Emptying Trash Bin Causes Crash?

Jan 14, 2010

I have over 1,500 files in my Trash and every time I try to empty it, Snow Leopard crashes.

Any suggestions? i.e. different program to empty trash or something?

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OS X :: Emptying Trash Taking Too Long?

Sep 12, 2010

I have about 22GB or about 23,500 items to be emptied from the trash. Most of items are just jpg images. I just started to commence emptying and it is taking approximate 1sec to delete one item. So by calculation, it will take 6.5 hrs. !

At same time, I'm just doing my normal spread sheet work.

Is there anything wrong?

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OS X :: Emptying Trash - Files From External

Oct 17, 2010

I have been using Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro, and today, my handy little Passport drive ran out of space so I dragged my folder, from my external image, to my Trash. When I emptied it, I got an error message (Code -8003) seen here: It is around 350 GBs or so, and I have deleted the folder once before, without any issues. What am I doing wrong and how can I empty the trash here? I also browsed through Console, but with my basic knowledge of it, didn't see any messages pertaining to it.

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