<b>Empty Trash glitch follow-up: SAM is the culprit
Empty Trash glitch follow-up: SAM is the culprit
A reminder: There are many more general reasons that you may have trouble emptying the Trash. And there are several solutions. For example, in replying to this issue, a couple of readers (Owen Hartnett and Jeff Donovan) noted that running Disk First Aid (even if it doesn't find any problems with the disk) can sometimes permit a file to be deleted that was otherwise stuck in the Trash. See the Troubleshooting chapter of the Macintosh Bible for more suggestions.