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OS X :: How Do I Stop Secure Empty Trash Process On Tiger?

I searched the forum threads and couldn't find anything on this, apologies in advance if I missed it.

Like an idiot, I started "secure empty trash" and trashed some folders that are massive. The computer is getting hot (MacBook Pro 1st gen) and there are a lot - as in thousands - of files to go. I tried stopping the process, shutting down, and it wouldn't let me. Does anyone know how to do this?

I'm running OSX 4.11.

I know this was dumb. Did it right after a physical therapy appointment while multitasking and I wasn't thinking straight.

View 2 Replies (Posted: Jun 23, 2009)

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