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    Panic!!!
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    Panic!!!
    got a folder that will not delete, everytime i try to empty trash it causes a panic.
    I have tried in terminal rm -rf FOLDER-NAME - PANIC
    I have tried oynx - force empty - PANIC
    I have tried single user mode - /sbin/fsck -f then /sbin/mount -uw / , then got to desktop via cd .... then typed rm -rf FOLDER-NAME .... yep! .... PANIC!!!!

    Repaired permissions , Repaired Disk , still no joy!

    Stumped ...... Will run TechTool Pro and see if that helps, but i have already run that once already!

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    Panic!!!
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    type (copy/paste) this in the terminal....


    ls -aloR ~/.Trash


    then Copy/paste and post the results here.

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    MacHeadCase
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    Long time no see, my friend Adrian!

    Another thing to try... Create a new user account.

    Drag the folder out of the trash to the Users/Shared folder.

    Log out of your usual account and log in the new user account. Go to the Shared folder, drag and drop in the Trash the recalcitrant folder. Log out.

    Log back in your usual account. Go to the System Prefs and in the Accounts pane, delete the new account you have just created. That will get rid of the folder. Ought to, anyhow.

    Let us know how it goes, Adrian.

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    Panic!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    type (copy/paste) this in the terminal....


    ls -aloR ~/.Trash


    then Copy/paste and post the results here.
    Thanks , here it is :-

    AdrianMoore:~ adrianG5$ ls -aloR ~/.Trash
    total 16
    drwx------ 4 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 136 Mar 9 21:47 .
    drwxr-xr-x 83 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 2822 Mar 3 11:06 ..
    -rw------- 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 6148 Mar 9 21:09 .DS_Store
    drwxrwxrwx 8 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 272 Mar 9 21:11 poo

    /Users/adrianG5/.Trash/poo:
    total 5318304
    drwxrwxrwx 8 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 272 Mar 9 21:11 .
    drwx------ 4 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 136 Mar 9 21:47 ..
    drwxrwxrwx 7 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 238 Dec 17 2005 LexSleeperX.app
    drwxrwxrwx 4 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 136 May 19 2006 RetroRun
    drwxrwxrwx 3 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 102 Mar 9 21:18 Retrospect 6.1
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 6945984 Oct 2 2001 US Patch 1.22
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 6121221 Jul 12 2006 WM Components 2.1.dmg
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 2709782528 Oct 6 14:32 vista_5600.16384.060829-2230_x86fre_client-lr1cfre_en_dvd.iso

    /Users/adrianG5/.Trash/poo/LexSleeperX.app:
    total 800
    drwxrwxrwx 7 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 238 Dec 17 2005 .
    drwxrwxrwx 8 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 272 Mar 9 21:11 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel - 0 Dec 17 2005 .disabled
    drwxrwxr-x 4 root wheel - 136 Dec 17 2005 Contents
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel - 394976 Aug 28 2003 LexSleeperX.app
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root wheel - 102 Dec 17 2005 Resources
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel - 260 Aug 28 2003 StartupParameters.plist

    /Users/adrianG5/.Trash/poo/LexSleeperX.app/Contents:
    total 32
    drwxrwxr-x 4 root wheel - 136 Dec 17 2005 .
    drwxrwxrwx 7 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 238 Dec 17 2005 ..
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel - 790 Aug 28 2003 Info.plist
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel - 8 Aug 28 2003 PkgInfo

    /Users/adrianG5/.Trash/poo/LexSleeperX.app/Resources:
    total 0
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root wheel - 102 Dec 17 2005 .
    drwxrwxrwx 7 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 238 Dec 17 2005 ..
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root wheel - 102 Dec 17 2005 English.lproj

    /Users/adrianG5/.Trash/poo/LexSleeperX.app/Resources/English.lproj:
    total 16
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root wheel - 102 Dec 17 2005 .
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root wheel - 102 Dec 17 2005 ..
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel - 265 Aug 28 2003 Localizable.strings

    /Users/adrianG5/.Trash/poo/RetroRun:
    total 2712
    drwxrwxrwx 4 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 136 May 19 2006 .
    drwxrwxrwx 8 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 272 Mar 9 21:11 ..
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 1382932 Mar 9 21:00 RetroRun
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 554 Mar 9 21:00 StartupParameters.plist

    /Users/adrianG5/.Trash/poo/Retrospect 6.1:
    total 0
    drwxrwxrwx 3 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 102 Mar 9 21:18 .
    drwxrwxrwx 8 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 272 Mar 9 21:11 ..
    drwxrwxrwx 6 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 204 Mar 9 21:18 Tutorials

    /Users/adrianG5/.Trash/poo/Retrospect 6.1/Tutorials:
    total 3800
    drwxrwxrwx 6 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 204 Mar 9 21:18 .
    drwxrwxrwx 3 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 102 Mar 9 21:18 ..
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 394853 Mar 15 2002 Immediate Backup - Mac.pdf
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 294765 Mar 15 2002 Immediate Backup.pdf
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 768798 Mar 15 2002 Immediate Duplicate to HD.pdf
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 adrianG5 adrianG5 - 462894 Mar 15 2002 Immediate Restore.pdf
    AdrianMoore:~ adrianG5$

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    Panic!!!
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    Everything looks fine there.... I was (we are) looking for immutable file Flags... The command you just used pulled up the user files... There are no "USER immutable Flags" within your trash....

    Now try the same thing for System immutable Flags. Let's hope you don't have any.... The USER immutable Flags are easy to remove.. the SYSTEM immutables.. well.. not so much.

    Copy/paste the following command, and let us know what the results are... Hopefully nothing:

    sudo ls -aloR /.Trashes

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    If the results of the above command are nothing, as I'll bet they are...

    Try this:

    Click and hold on the Trash icon.
    A Menu will pop-up
    Now press & hold the OPTION Key
    While still holding the OPTION key Click "Empty Trash" in the popped-up menu.
    Release the Option key.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~

    Copy/Paste the following in Terminal: **Do NOT change anything in this command.

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*


    The Terminal will ask for your User Password... While typing your user password, you will NOT see what you are typing... Press enter when done.

    After that... Log out then back into your account.

    Does that help????

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    Panic!!!
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    I get :-
    d-wx-wx-wt 3 root admin - 102 Mar 9 21:20 .
    drwxrwxr-t 69 root admin - 2448 Mar 10 10:00 ..
    drwx------ 2 adrianG5 admin - 68 Mar 9 21:20 501

    /.Trashes/501:
    total 0
    drwx------ 2 adrianG5 admin - 68 Mar 9 21:20 .
    d-wx-wx-wt 3 root admin - 102 Mar 9 21:20 ..
    AdrianMoore:~ adrianG5$

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    Panic!!!
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    What happens when you do this:

    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post

    Try this:

    Click and hold on the Trash icon.
    A Menu will pop-up
    Now press & hold the OPTION Key
    While still holding the OPTION key Click "Empty Trash" in the popped-up menu.
    Release the Option key.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~

    Copy/Paste the following in Terminal: **Do NOT change anything in this command.

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*


    The Terminal will ask for your User Password... While typing your user password, you will NOT see what you are typing... Press enter when done.

    After that... Log out then back into your account.

    Does that help????

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    Panic!!!
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    It Panics :-(

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    Adrian, did you try what I suggested?

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    Panic!!!
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    Try what MHC suggested.... Did you use this "sudo" command yet?

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

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    Panic!!!
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    Yep, did the supervisor do ( sudo ) command, I am about to do as MHC suggested , And Thanks MHC for the suggestion! I ( Mac ) was to busy with Panics to say thankyou!

    I have tracked it down to one file in the trash, which was an ISO file of **cough** vista beta!

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    No problem. Let us know how it goes. :girl:

    Good luck, Adrian!

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    Panic!!!
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    Well, I logged into the ROOT user account, And it still panics when attempting to delete that ISO file, i have even renamed it, and even changed its extension to zip, still can not empty trash with that file in there, and its a big file too, 2.5GB in size

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