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    Trash wont empty - files located on XP BootCamp partition
    Hi

    My Trash won't empty on my computer - I can sort of see the problem as I have bootcamp running Windows XP.
    If you look in the attached picture you will see the directory the files are located in are in windows but for some reason they are in the OSX Trash and they wont empty. The trash in xp is empty.



    How can I get rid of these?

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    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    Boot back to Windows XP. Open the File Explorer, make sure you have selected to show all hidden and system files, remove the attributes from that file (right click on file, select properties, uncheck appropriate boxes) and delete it from the Windows File Explorer.

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    Sorry I havent got back.....

    Thanks for the repies...

    I got the problem sorted by booting Windows--->Going to My Computer-->Right clicking c Drive--> Properties--> Ticking fix errors automatically and running chk disk-->Restart you mac back into windows and chk disk will run and fix the problems-->files gone....

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