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I was moving some files from an old OS X harddrive pulled from a G3 ibook and i put some of the files in the trash. Now there is a folder labeled "documents" than i can remove. It stays there when I empty.

If I right-click on it, it's not locked and it says I can read and write. When I right-click on it, I can't put it back or remove/restore it.

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sudo rm -rf .Trash

It's still there. Ideas?
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Try mounting the old drive and then emptying the trash while it is still mounted.

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Have you tried "Secure Empty Trash" in the Finder menu?

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When I try secure empty trash I get:

"The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “documents” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36)"

There is nothing in the folder and the old drive has been erased.
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When I try secure empty trash I get:

"The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “documents” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36)"

There is nothing in the folder and the old drive has been erased.
Go with clayneals post. That might do the trick, especially if Secure Empty Trash didn't work.

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Go with clayneals post. That might do the trick, especially if Secure Empty Trash didn't work.
Like I said earlier, that drive has been erased. I'll try anyway.

Edit: That didn't work either.
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Repaired permissions and rebooted. I was able to empty after that.

Thanks for your ideas. I wasn't aware that there was even a secure erase.
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