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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?

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    Unhappy Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?
    Since upgrading to Snow Leopard, I've been having trouble emptying my trash. I keep getting this error:

    "The operation can't be completed because you don't have permission to access some of the items."

    I've looked through my trash files but done of them are locked. Also I've used First Aid and repair permissions but that didn't help neither.

    I tried to use Onyx but apparently does not work with Snow Leopard.

    Help?

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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?
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    Do you have multiple accounts?

    Try a different one, with administrator privileges.

    Sorry if you are already using one, can't tell from your post.

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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?
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    I had the same problem, (I think) I got round it by holding option and command and then click on delete. It should work. Let me know if it does or doesn't

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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Do you have multiple accounts?

    Try a different one, with administrator privileges.

    Sorry if you are already using one, can't tell from your post.
    No I only have one account.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kriswitch View Post
    I had the same problem, (I think) I got round it by holding option and command and then click on delete. It should work. Let me know if it does or doesn't
    I tried that also but it didn't work.

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    todd51
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    Try restarting the computer.

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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd51 View Post
    Try restarting the computer.
    Nope, does not work.

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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?
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    Hmmm..
    I don't know if you've looked on this before but it might be of some help You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash
    Failing that I would wait until ONYX is released for Snow Leopard and then use the delete function in that..

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    todd51
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    Try verifying/reparing the disk permissions through Disk Utiltity. Then restart the computer and try to empty the trash.

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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?

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    Snow Leopard turns on empty trash securely by default. Turn this off in the Finder preferences and see if that helps.

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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?

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    Many thanks, I also had the problem and your solution of pressing control and command worked fine.

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    Cannot empty trash due to Snow Leopard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqlcursor View Post
    Snow Leopard turns on empty trash securely by default. Turn this off in the Finder preferences and see if that helps.
    Not at the mac right now, so forgive me for not looking first. I went to empty my trash over the weekend, and the option to empty trash is not there. Not just greyed out, not there. Is there something in the preferences that will turn that back on? I can secure empty, but that will take forever! I have repaired permissions, restarted, etc., but the option remains missing.

    Thanks!
    Mary

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