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Trash bin can't be emptied

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:48 am    Post subject: Trash bin can't be emptied Reply with quote

Hi, My early 09 mini has been running SL since it came out and generally without significant issue with the trash bin. However until recently, the trash bin started to behave strangely that when right clicked, the "empty trash" option grey out and the files in the trash bin can't be emptied/deleted (I have checked the files are growing there as I continued to move unneeded files but couldn't empty the bin). Any idea and help? Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all reboot... just to make sure you don't have any applications running, that may be associated with items in the trash.

then:


Click on the Finder icon

Click on the word Finder up in the top left

Press and hold the "option" key.

Notice how Empty Trash symbols change when you press the option key

Empty Trash

It that doesn't work, follow the directions in the link below


http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1526
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Bill. It works with holding "option" key and choosing "empty trash".
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