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    I'm having a problem with the "Trash" !!
    hi, im a new iMac user, just bought it
    im using Mac OS X 10.5.1

    here's the problem
    when I choose to "Empty Trash" it give the "throw away" voice, but yet it doesn't throw anything, I mean the files remain in the Trash

    is there anyone who can help here?

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    Try holding the option key while emptying the trash.
    It could be a locked file or folder, or a program is still using it.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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    still not working
    and for your information
    i went to macarabia forum
    they gave some Code and suggested to put it in the Terminal box and the files got deleted
    but the problem is that after i relogin the problem gets back and so i cant delete the files until i first put that Code in the Terminal box!

    this thing is givin me a headache already

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    this is the code they suggested to insert

    sudo
    rm -rf ~/.Trash

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    There's a free utility you can try called Trash it!
    Go to macupdate.com
    The terminal command is right. It empties the trash and rebuilds it.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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    it requires me an admin code
    i dun have any admin code
    just one user here

    and thanks for ur help

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    Are you referring to installing the program?
    If so, just use your password for the Mac. (for logging in)

    Also, I forgot to mention before, but have you tried restarting the Mac first?
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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    I don't have any login Password
    And yes, I was talking about the installation process
    and I did restarted the Mac
    ------
    in MacArabia they suggested me to use OnyX - I'm thinking of paying it a try

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    If you didn't setup a password, leave it blank and hit enter.
    OnyX is a very good program to use as well. (and it's free!)
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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    great, ty

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    sorry for the so many questions
    but
    am I supposed to live with this problem for ever? or is there a solution for it?
    i mean i hate to expect myself using OnyX to empty the Trash every now and then

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    Arrow Leopard users, please do enter
    hey Leoparders
    I'm a New Leoparder
    and I do have some issues with the "Trash" as it seems not to be working anylonger.

    I would like to know if any of you guys are facing problems with Leopard too.. and please try to explain what is that you are facing...

    thanks.

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    Hi,

    Leopard has been great overall but I have the Airport dropout problems on both my alu iMac and MacBook.

    Strange thing is, it only affects wireless N, If I switch my router to G only all is fine, if I switch back to N and use a windows laptop all is well (shwoing that it is not a router problem), but the macs will only stay connected for a few minutes.

    Airport indicator says that still connected with full bars but cannot access or ping anything, turn airport off and back on again and all is well for another 5 minutes, very annoying !

    Bri
    20" Alu iMac 2.0ghz 2Gb RAM
    MacBook 2.16Ghz 2 Gb RAM

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    oh!
    seems apple has a lot to do before launching 10.5.2
    anyways, thanks for the reply

    Mo

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    I have had no real issues with anything with 10.5.1 Leopard. Trash works perfectally as does WiFi here on 5 different Macs and 4 different routers and access points.

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