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  1. #1

    vja4Him's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 17, 2007
    MacPro 2.93 GHz - 10.6.8
    I Can't Empty the Trash
    I still cannot empty the trash! Tons of error messages keep popping up:

    The operation cannot be completed because the item "wmphelp.htm" is locked"
    -- WMPIcon.gif is locked
    -- windowshade.gif is locked
    -- whatsnew.htm is locked
    -- volume.gif is locked
    -- viewinginfo.htm is locked
    -- upgradingwmp.htm is locked
    -- understandingwm.htm is locked
    -- understandingstream.htm is locked

    and hundreds, maybe even thousands of similar messages appear!! I must empty the trash. What can I do???

    I don't see any of these items in the trash?

    Help ... !!! Thanks.
    - Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 3GB RAM, JellyBean 4.3
    - iBook G4, 1GHz, 1.25GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.11
    - Archos 80 G9 Turbo 250GB, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    - Mac Pro, 2.93 GHz, 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard 10.6.8

  2. #2

    mdfuller's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    15-inch MacBook Pro
    Try this and report back:

    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

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