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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2007
    iMac, MacBook, iPhone & div.
    Can't delete file in trash
    Hi, what free apps can I use to find out why I cant delete this file?

  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Try Secure Empty Trash, no joy try a reboot and if still no joy download a copy of Onyx. Is there any chance the file is open preventing Trash from emptying?

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    macgig's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2006
    20" 2007 Aluminum iMac 2.0 Ghz | 4 GB ram | 10.6.8
    try holding the option (I think) key down while clicking the trash and choosing empty trash.

    sometimes a log out or restart helps also

  4. #4

    mdfuller's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    15-inch MacBook Pro
    Try this. I think I found it on here so don't thank me!

    Open the Terminal Application (in Utilities folder) and type:

    cd ~/.Trash
    <hit return>

    sudo rm -rf

    Put a space after the f and drag the item you want deleted to the terminal so that its path is automatically entered, then press return.

    Give it your admin password and hit return.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2007
    iMac, MacBook, iPhone & div.
    I still cant get rid of this file "Xerox WorkCentre 4150.plugin". I have tried Onyx restart, shutdown overnight, terminal, but every time I empty trash I get the
    "The operation cannot be completed because the item "wiJWXHWMkj7wr" is in use" warning. Can someone Help me Please!

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