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No offence meant when I remind you that the Ext HD from which the material was removed needs to be mounted in order to the delete the Trash.

If you have tried standard and secure delete methods with the Drive attached and this has failed; then there is a widely favoured app called OnyX which is free. Make sure you download the version specific for your OS, 10.6.8. After installation, open it and it will firstly carry out SMART assessments on your drive(s). Then it will ask you for your admin PW - then you Click on "Clean" then "Trash". This will empty all your Trashes.

This method hasn't failed me yet.

Please report back success or otherwise.

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