Deleting files which 'are in use'

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I've had a read me file sitting in my trash for the best part of a month now, and everytime I go to empty the trash I get a warning that this particular file is in use.

How can I force the trash to empty this file?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,200moderator
    Usually secure empty trash works for me.

    You can also open the terminal and type sudo rm and then drag the file from trash into the window and hit return.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    messiahmessiah Posts: 1,689member
    Nice one!

    That did the trick, thank you!

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