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Can't empty the trash bin

by eddo85 / December 12, 2012 10:03 PM PST

in my trash bin are always old files and i can't get rid of them. totally annoying
any help?

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(NT) What error message, if any, do you get
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 13, 2012 8:52 PM PST
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no error :(
by eddo85 / December 13, 2012 11:05 PM PST

i don't get any. thats the problem. if i empty my trash there are always some files left.... i think they are stored on my external hdd. i even connected the hdd an then emptied my trash bin. nothing helped Sad

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Drag them out of the trash onto the desktop.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 8:59 AM PST
In reply to: no error :(

See what they are.

Select one, then Get Info. Is it locked? Unlock it.

Once unlocked, put it back in the trash and try to empty again.


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