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Emptying Trash


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When I click on empty trash, a pop up counts items to empty, but thats all it does, trash doesn't empty. How can I get the trash emptied? Thanks for any input. I just installed Lion OS, could that be a problem??
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This works, copy and paste this in terminal

rm -rf ~/.Trash/*
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Another suggestion of holding the option key down when selecting empty trash worked too. Thanks for input. Van
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