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iMac - how do I empty the trash when items are locked and I can't remove them??

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I tried to get rid of some software that I don't use (wd_windows_tools) but now I can't empty the trash because multiple items in the folders are locked. I can't move the folders back onto the desktop because my imac simply make copies instead of moving them. How can I unlock all these items or get rid of the folder altogether?

edit: nevermind. A simple search and I found the answer. option-empty trash. Worked like a charm.
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If I remember correctly press and hold the option key. Then select empty trash from the drop down menu.

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