Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2012
    Problem emptying trash
    I tried posting this question earlier today. It looked like it
    worked but never appeared in the forum.

    I get this error message when I try to empty the trash bin:
    "The operation canít be completed because you donít have
    permission to access some of the items."

    I tried the sudo command found in a similar post, no go.
    Is Trash It legitimate? It's hard to know what to trust. I
    also tried holding down the control key, that didn't work.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2

    McBie's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    The files in the trash .... where did they come from ?
    If they came from an external device, then you need to connect that external device before emptying the trash.

    Cheers ... McBie
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2012

    Thanks for the reply. It's a folder, came from my desktop.
    No files show up when I open the folder.
    Any knowledge of Trash It software? It's on the Mac Update
    site and cnet as well.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2012
    This is strange. Just had another look in the trash bin, it's gone!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Emptying trash problem :(
    By ClarkeFace in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-27-2013, 08:52 PM
  2. Once again, the old problem of emptying the trash!!!
    By david_kk in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-24-2010, 02:30 PM
  3. Emptying the trash problem
    By talev in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-01-2009, 03:46 PM
  4. Problem emptying the trash ...
    By McBie in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 02:05 PM
  5. Emptying Trash can problem...
    By ldj in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-30-2004, 12:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts