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PseudojagUnable to empty trash
by on Aug 31, 2006 at 3:32:23 am

Howdy Cowpokes,

My trash will not empty the file that is in it. The file is neither in use, nor is it locked.
Emptying the trash produces that familiar sound except that that particular file will not go away.
I once followed an online article which involved using Terminal but it didn't help.

Any advice / links would be appreciated,

Thanks,

-Phil


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Jeff CarpenterRe: Unable to empty trash
by on Aug 31, 2006 at 12:20:06 pm

Drag it out to your desktop.

By "not locked" do you mean that you clicked it, hit Apple-i, and checked the ownership and permissions so that you have read and write permission?

If you've already done that, I suggest altering the file name. Add ".txt" to the end (or replace whatever extention is there already). It should change to a text document. Try erasing it again. If that doesn't work, reset your computer and try it again.


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Simon Carlson-ThiesRe: Unable to empty trash
by on Sep 1, 2006 at 12:22:27 pm

What kind of file is it?

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106712

the sudo rm command will get rid of the file.... but be careful with it, you can destroy all your data since it is a root user command...




Simon Carlson-Thies,
Digital Light Graphics And Animation


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