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OS 10.5 - Can't empty Trash

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Hello Dear members,
I am trying to empty my trash.
It has 12 aliases with bizzare names as this one "2?>." that do not take any space but refuse to be deleted.

When I delete the files disappear and reappear.

I tried:
1) Empty
2) Secure Empty.
3) Secure empty application which gives users/<username>/.Trash/* does not exist.
4) rm -<flags> * in the Trash directory using the terminal
5) Copying the files to the desktop (again disappear and reappear in the trash)

Any ideas?

Please Help!
Many thanks
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wow, that is strange, out of curiosity, try using a different account if it happens everywhere

either way, think back to what you installed that might have cause problems
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