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  1. #1

    macuserwanabe's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 24, 2009
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    iMac 21.5" 3.06Ghz intel dual core, 4GB ram, 500GB hard drive with 500GB backup drive
    Question why do i get this?
    when i tried to securely empty my trash can, it says this

    The operation canít be completed because you donít have permission to access some of the items.

    i am logged in as a Admin, and my trash shows stuff in there but when i click on the trash to view what is in there, it won't show me the contant thats in there but yet when trying to delete it there is 54 items in there.

    any ideas?

    thanks in advance
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    VegasGeorge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 23, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV USA
    iMac, and Macbook Pro
    I suspect the item(s) giving you trouble are apps or processes that are still running. Go to System Preferences and check your Login Items list and also review all of the items in the "Other" category at the bottom of the window. Bring up Activity Monitor in Utilities and look for processes that relate to the items you're trying to trash.

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac+Thunderbolt, iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Try downloading Onyx and using it to do this;

    Click for full size

    It is free here

  4. #4
    try holding down the option key (alt) and press empty trash

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