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Every file and folder in Mac OS X has some permission settings to help define what you or other users can do with the file or folder, for example whether you Additional Product Support Information Start a Discussion in Apple Support Communities Ask other users about this article Wait... Loading... Type cd ~/.Trash and press Return. useful reference

Terminal trickery Now we're getting into the ugly (but apparently necessary) stuff. Now type cd ~/.Trash and hit Return → Now type, sudo rm –R followed by space. Home Macintosh iOS & iPod News & Opinion Archives Advertise Contact OS X Tricks Trash won't empty? With a limited... https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201583

Can't Empty Trash Mac File In Use

Let us know in comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Reply Nick says: June 22, 2015 at 9:35 am Thanks it works Reply Nick says: June 22, 2015 at 9:36 am Thanks it works [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]!! up vote 16 down vote favorite 4 Prior to El Capitan, it was possible to force emptying of the Trash when stubborn or "in use" items prevented it with "Secure Empty One of the more peculiar errors when trying to remove a file appears in the form of the following message when attempting to send something to the Trash; "The item “filename.ext”

  • All I needed to do was restart the finder and I successfully moved unneeded files to the trash.
  • Reply Pranav K says: October 15, 2014 at 1:04 am I had this problem too but I verified the disk using disk utility and this solved the problem, it automatically deleted
  • This is intentionally not spelled out easily to try and prevent any novice users from accidentally deleting something significant.
  • Use third-party utilities There are many third-party utility apps to forcibly empty the Trash folder.
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  • Reply Anet says: July 22, 2012 at 1:56 am tried trash it, but not working!
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