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    Trash refuses to empty
    Hi guys,

    I'm having a little difficulty in clearing my trash for some reason.

    It seems to be perpetually stuck like this:



    Can someone help me out?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Have you tried rebooting the machine? Repairing permissions? If neither works and the trash still refuses to empty, try downloading and running "Force Empty Trash" a free application from here.

    Regards.

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    Ctrl+Shift Click the trash can => Secure Empty Trash.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    I tried the "Secure Empty Trash" method already but it still didn't work.

    However, the free app "Force Empty Trash" did seem to do the trick.

    Thanks guys.

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