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    Trash won't empty !!  HELP !!

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    Trash won't empty !! HELP !!
    I have a new 2012 21.5" iMac. Running on Mountain Lion. Until today all was fine - then the trash has decided that it won't empty ! I use " secure empty trash " not just empty. When I click on empty it says " there are some locked items in the trash. Do you want to remove all items , or just the unlocked ones ? " I click on all items - the counter says 146 items - the blue lines turn - then stop. The trash can is still full. HELP !!

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    Trash won't empty !!  HELP !!

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    Hello there,
    What does it do when you opt to remove the unlocked items ? What sort of files would be the ones that are locked..I know Pages will lock documents if you haven't used them for a while and perhaps it just doesn't want to completely remove anything that may potentially be in there by accident?

    I guess if you unlock them they will be removed from Trash.

    You can also hold down the option key as you choose 'Empty Trash'
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    Trash won't empty !!  HELP !!

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    Smile Trash won't empty
    I chose to delete locked and unlocked items - but that didn't work. Then I did as you suggested and held down the " option " key. Worked perfectly ! Thank you SO much.

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    Trash won't empty !!  HELP !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by curly0107 View Post
    I chose to delete locked and unlocked items - but that didn't work. Then I did as you suggested and held down the " option " key. Worked perfectly ! Thank you SO much.
    Good news thank you
    iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (wow....that old...eeeks!), WD My Book 1TB Firewire,WD My Passport Air 500GB, Magic Mouse,Magic Trackpad,
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