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I don´t know what happened...it tells me that the trash is in use...Downloaded firefox cause of some prob with hotmail. Can not eject from my desktop...
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maybe you are using firefox from the mounted image instead of the installed APP?

Also try the secure trash empty choice from finder.
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This happens from time to time, for reasons I am not sure of. When I run into this, I just reboot. Then I can empty the trash and all is well again. I don't know what the root cause is, nor what the REAL solution is, but this work around does me fine. If it happened a lot, this would be annoying, but it only happens once every few months.

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One of your apps is running and using something you put in the trash. Make sure you've copied files from anything you've ejected or haven't accidentally put a necessary file in there. Check that and if you can't figure it out quit all your apps and try again. If that still doesn't work simply reboot and empty.

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a) Reboot

b) Quit all apps and try again

c) Use THIS.

It's a Force Empty Trash

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as I started it today it was okay, all the crap was ejected from my desktop and I removed firefox. Someone told me that it runs better with that crap but safari is doing a better job...cheers!


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this happened to me once, then i called apple. they told me to hold down the alt/option key and then click on "empty trash". worked like a miracle!
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