OS X V10.7 Lion :: Empty Trash May Not Delete Folders In Trash If Using Network Home Directory

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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OS X :: Cannot Delete Empty Folders From Trash On Mac 10.5

Jul 28, 2010

I cannot delete empty folders from my Trash ( mac 10.5) I read all the threads in Macforum. Tried every possible code in Terminal, external programs that were advised. I found using ls -alO that one of my folder is hidden that's about it. But I have 5 folders in the Trash ( Zero KB), not deletable!

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Trying To Empty The Trash The Finder Asks For System Password Then Empties The Trash Immediately?

May 17, 2012

OS 10.7.4 Trash does not work properly; when I empty the trash the finder asks for my system password then empties the trash immediately.

OS 10.7.4, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Error - You Can't Empty The Trash Or Move A File To The Trash

Jul 5, 2012

You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Empty Trash And Icon Never Indicates Files Are In Trash

May 1, 2012

Despite having several files in the trash, its icon never changes (always shows an empty trash) and the "Empty Trash" option is dimmed (that is, cannot be used). OnyX ws the only solution but it's temporary. What's the fix I should apply to Mac OS X?Also, why is it that every time I want to move a file to trash I must enter my password? It's annoying to say the least.Please help me as I don't want to go through the royal pains of installing everything again, Windows-style. I think Mac OS X should be better than that.

MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Delete Things - Giving Empty To Trash Option Only?

Apr 19, 2012

I have a little problem in that i wished to delete things from my time machine to make room (thats before i realised it did it anyway when it was full)the only way i found to do it was to empty to trash that was the only option that was given to me now it is in the trash it will not delete, i have read articles on here but they do not seem to work so wondered if anyone has managed to do this as i have over 23000 files in the trash that will not delete my local apple shop suggested deleting the time machine but the only option i get is to send to trash which i am reluctant to do

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OS X :: Cannot Empty Trash With Recursive Folders

Dec 17, 2009

After my experiments with Applescript and Automator there was some folder created with another folder inside consist of first folder consist of second folder consist of first folder and so on. Placed it to trash and tried to empty - but without results. Tried emptying with option key, tried secure emptying, tried rm -rf ~/.Trash command and also
cd ~/.Trash sudo rm -r `ls -a` and also other variants with rm - no results. There are no any error messages (like "files in use"), just nothing happens. 10.5.8. Disk permissions are all ok. Shot of trash with folders opened to some deep.

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OS X :: How Unsecure Is Empty Trash Compared To Secure Empty Trash?

Aug 31, 2009

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

I clicked Secure Empty Trash and over 500,000 items began deleting. These 500,000+ items deleted at the rate of 2-3 items a second. This would total 138 hours equaling over 5 days to Secure Empty the trash.

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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OS X :: Empty Trash Won't Delete Particular Files?

Jan 7, 2010

When I empty my trash they all delete except 2 particular files. They have weird names with symbols in them. I don't know if it matters but when I press get info it says they are in the Windows XP .Trashes folder. I used a hidden file application to look for them and delete them but that didn't work. I can't drag them out the trash can. There is nothing showing in Windows XP in the recycle bin. I tried verifying the disk. Overall, nothing has worked at all and I've searched everywhere for an answer.

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OS X Mavericks :: When Turn On Mac Trash Has Recovered Files / However Trash Was Empty Of Last Shut Down

Sep 8, 2014

when i turn on my mac trash has recovered files in there, however trash was empty of last shut down.

MacBook Pro with Retina display

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MacBook Pro :: Trash Doesn't Work - No Option To Empty Trash On Icon

Sep 7, 2014

My "Trash" is not working. when i delete any file it doesn't appear in TRASH. Empty Trash option goes disappear. How can i recover my TRASH ?

MacBoo Pro, iOS 7.1

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Desktops :: Cannot Empty Trash/trash Icon Show Full?

Oct 3, 2009

My 24" iMac (2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, running OSX 10.6.1) crashed during a normal shutdown sequence and had to be closed down by holding in the power button. This resulted in three zero kB alias files with random names such as "." in the trash.

I cannot empty these files from the trash by any normal means and the trash icon permanently shows full. The files can be selected but cannot be dragged to the desktop or renamed. Other files put in the trash can be deleted normally.

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OS X :: Empty Trash Doesn't Make Trash Sound Anymore In SL?

Sep 15, 2009

My 09 Mac Pro trash won't make the normal trash sound when emptying the trash in SL. Does anyone know if this is for all SL users or how I can turn it back on? I like hearing the sound and don't like the fact that I have a glitch if this is one.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Error - You Can't Empty The Trash Or Move A File To The Trash

Apr 25, 2012

How can I retrieve downloaded apps, files, music, videos and documents that I put in the trash?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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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?

Mac Book Pro

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OS X :: Secure Empty Trash Regain GB's But Not Empty Trash...?

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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MacBook Pro :: Can't Use Empty Trash Or Secure Empty Trash?

Feb 16, 2012

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

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Can't Empty The Trash Or Move A File To The Trash

Feb 2, 2012

Do most people who download QuickTime also downloads iTunes?

Windows 7

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Can't Empty The Trash - Move A File To The Trash

May 28, 2012

I can't delete  anything in trash

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Preparing To Empty Trash But No Trash Emptying?

Apr 9, 2009

When I direct the G5 Leopard to "empty trash" I get a window saying "preparing to empty trash" and a counter that zooms upward, but no trash emptying. I ask myself "how difficult can this be?" But I guess the answer is 'too difficult for me."

What the heck am I doing wrong?

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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 V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Empty The Trash

Mar 14, 2012

I tried to trash one of the Time Machine backups from an external drive, but now it's stuck in the Trash and I cannot get rid of it. The "Secure Empty Trash" option doesn't do it.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), backup folder

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Empty My Trash

Apr 27, 2012

i have alot of trash that is taking up space and it is slowing down my mac. everytime i try to empty my trash it asks me to securely empty the trash and i do. the window pops up and looks as if it starts but then it disappears.

Info:iMac, OS X lion

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: 10.7.4 Trash Won't Empty?

May 15, 2012

I just upgraded to Lion 10.7.4 and am having troubles with emptying the Trash. The dialog box opens and shows the number of items to be deleted, and the blue candy cane starts. Nothing happens - no progress bar appears. If I click on the X to stop the process, it says "Stopping" but again nothing happens. I've left it overnight and nothing changes. Restarting the machine sometimes works, but often I can't restart because "Another process in in use". Only by Force Quitting the FInder will it restart. 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Trash Does Not Empty

Jun 13, 2012

Cleaned up my MacBook Pro yesterday, put a lot of files in the bin. After (ish) 400 delted files the "process bar" of how much as been deleted did not move anymore. I could not abort the emptying so I had to restart the Finder. The 400 files were gone out of the bin but those files which are now still in there can simply not be deleted. Every time I try to klick "empty trash" my computer gets stuck at "preparying to emtpy trash"

I have loged out, restarted and also tried "secure empty trash" ..... all of it did not work.Every time I want to cancel the emptying it does not react and I have to restart the Finder. Yesterday the Finder even didnt restart once so I had to restart the entire system.Is there anything I can still do? Pretty unhappy witht he situation and hope all these bugs which were in the Lion update will get fixed with Mountain Lion!

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), MB Pro mid 2009, 2.53Ghz, 4GB DDR3

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: New Upgrade Won't Empty The Trash

Apr 3, 2012

Just upgraded to Lion from SL, on a 2010 Power PC with 2.66GHz Intel Core Duo. Now, it won't empty the Trash - progress bar just sits there no matter how long I give it. Is there anything I can do about it? Does my machine not support Lion?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), s

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Empty Trash Window

Jun 25, 2012

When I click on the Trash in the Dock, an empty window appears with the Title "Window".  I've not viewed the Trash recently, so I don't know how long this has been going on.  I've done a Repair Permissions a couple times, but with no benefit.  Any thoughts?  I intentionally put files into the Trash and can see the files via the command line when looking in the ~/.Trash folder.  Besides the lack of files, the window title is obviously wrong.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Won't Preview Let Empty The Trash

Jul 6, 2012

Apple, you are so screwing with with Mac users by trying to push the iOS in to MacOS!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 4 GB RAM

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Does Trash Empty At End Of Year Without Being Told

Mar 24, 2012

why does my trash empty at the end of the year without being told?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Getting Negative Numbers When Trying To Empty The Trash?

Apr 14, 2012

I am trying to delete files from an external disk where I had my time machine backup. I dragged the files to the trash and tried to delete them. It now says Items to delete: -99,661  

What can this mean and how do I now empty my trash? 

iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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