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Can't Empty Trash

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi, have a partitioned drive. The smaller drive originally held OSX and Apps. I discovered that under OSX, that scenario would not be best, so reinstalled all onto larger partition. Left on the smaller drive were all apps and a few odd little files from OSX. I can't seem to trash any of this. I have tried the freeware BatChmod; I have tried logging in as root (in which case the trash is empty?). I think it has to do with the fact that the items in the trash are from the small partition. In any case, I can't empty the trash and am a bit frustrated that it is so difficult?! Any thoughts? R,.
post #2 of 8
Drag the items out of the trash, log into root, put them back in the trash and empty it.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
OK, well, I did the obvious thing, and may have answered my problem (in a heavy handed way). I erased the partition... trash is empty. Hope I don't have to do that again. But it still does answer the real issue: Why couldn't I just empty the trash? Especially when logged on as root. ?
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>Drag the items out of the trash, log into root, put them back in the trash and empty it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It wouldn't let me drag them out of trash... I tried that. But, see my next post re: heavy handed solution. R.
post #5 of 8
In these situations I boot into 9, find the invisible .Trash folder and delete it. As a Mac person thru-and-thru, I am a bit scared of the terminal, especially for deleting stuff after the whole iTunes 2 debacle.
post #6 of 8
There is a cool program called "DropObliter8" that lets you delete most any file.
The crucial memorandum will be snared in the out-basket by
the paper clip of the overlying memo and go to file.
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The crucial memorandum will be snared in the out-basket by
the paper clip of the overlying memo and go to file.
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post #7 of 8
Generally I just log out, log in and then it'll let me empty it.

Now... I wait until I'm not doing anything else first.

- me

$me = ('Berber' + 'Carpet');
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- me

$me = ('Berber' + 'Carpet');
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post #8 of 8
One time nothing would delete some files of mine (about 600megs worth) so I booted into OS9 to delete them.
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