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  1. #1

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    Nov 26, 2013
    unable to empty trash - OSx Mavericks

    I have a late 2013 27" iMac, running Mavericks with intel, and am having a problem with the trash.

    I have tried a number of times to empty trash using the right click, empty trash in both modes unlocked items and all items to no avail. Also tried from Finder.

    my trash is currently 4.5 gb with 4955 items in it and getting bigger.

    When I start to empty I get the trash box with the options, then the emptying trash slider appears momentarily showing number of items in it, then it disappears

    Any help would be gratefully recd



  2. #2

    Member Since
    Nov 26, 2013
    After much digging I found the answer here:

    You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash

    Using advanced tips for deleting and using the terminal

    Thanks for looking


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 28, 2014
    Thanks Homelyn,
    Holding down the option key and empty trash button at the same time cleared it all out.

    Thanks all

  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 25, 2015
    Cool Re: Tip
    I let my trash get out of control. My computer would spend days trying to empty it so I would just let it run out of battery to RESTART.

    If you have CleanMyMac you can empty the trash - this is how I fixed my trash overflow. It was done in about an hour.

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