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I transferred some files from a Windows PC, but now I can't delete them.

I move them to trash and I hear the sound, but when I open Trash they are not there; they are still in the original location.

Can anyone help me?
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How did you transfer the files from the Win PC? If you used LAN, you will need to leave the Win machine hooked in to successfully delete the files.
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You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash in Mac OS X

Try this link for Trash assistance. If the files were on a memory stick or similar, it may just require the Option key if the files are locked.
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You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash in Mac OS X

Try this link for Trash assistance. If the files were on a memory stick or similar, it may just require the Option key if the files are locked.
Yes the files were transferred using either a USB drive or a WD external hard drive. I can't remember which one.

I did check if the files were locked and no they are not.
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Hi! I have the same problem whit a file, but I make it, I hold down OPTION when I empty the Trash, and the file gone for me :-)
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You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash in Mac OS X

Try this link for Trash assistance. If the files were on a memory stick or similar, it may just require the Option key if the files are locked.
Did you check out this link?
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Did you check out this link?
Sorry, I did, but still no luck.

I ended up moving the entire folder and copying the pictures I wanted to keep to another folder from trash.

Than, I held the option button down while hitting the delete button. It worked.

Thanks guys!
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Bummer, same problem here ->

Moved "My Pictures" from WinXP into Corsair Voyager 4GB. Now I'm in Leopard w/ the flash drive plugged in, can't delete the folder w/ an admin acct:
sudo rm -rf [folder]

Permission level is fine (777), so I'm feeling pretty dumb now. I'm going to boot into Windows to trash the folder now, although I wish I could've done it somehow in OS X.

If anybody has encountered the same kind of problem please post here, thanks.

Shawn
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