MacBook Pro :: Delete Items In The Trash Bin When They Don't Empty

Mar 18, 2012

I downloaded font files and tried to delete them. I tried to empty trash but the items still appear. I tried holding down the optioin key while emptying the trash and the items are still there. How can I empty the trash bin?

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Mar 16, 2012

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

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May 11, 2012

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Apr 24, 2012

I did a disk repair and verify disk on my external hard drive. When they were done, it created a folder called "lost+found". I deleted it and it went to the trash. Now I can't delete it. I tried the option key, using terminal and secure empty. None worked. When I unplug the external drive, the trash is empty. I connected to another mac and it appeared in the trash there and I still can't delete it. I also tired using disk utility to delete free space and that didn't work. I called apple and they stated to format the drive but I don't have enough storage anywhere else to copy the data.

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Mar 23, 2012

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Aug 12, 2010

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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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Jan 7, 2010

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Jan 23, 2009

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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?

Message Received:
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Jun 19, 2010

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Oct 19, 2009

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Mar 16, 2012

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Apr 19, 2012

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Feb 16, 2012

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

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Aug 31, 2009

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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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Jun 30, 2012

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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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Sep 7, 2014

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Mar 13, 2010

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Dec 27, 2008

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Jan 9, 2009

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

1. I cant empty or secure empty my trash. The stuff just stays there.

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