files in trash will NOT go away

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  1. macbook bro

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    "empty trash" they're still there
    i did force empty trash in onyx and theyre still chilling

    what can i do to get rid of this shit
     
  2. inkblot78

    inkblot78 New Member

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    have you rebooted, then tried?
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    reboot dawg
     
  4. macbook bro

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    reboot, force empty, still there
     
  5. squid

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    get info, remove the lock on the file?
     
  6. SigmaNuClay

    SigmaNuClay I'll show you my nunchuk...

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    Are you running bootcamp perhaps?
     
  7. itwasntme

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    It's because of your windows partition (bootcamp, parallels). You need to boot up windows, empty the trash and clear the temporary files out, then come back to the mac and you'll be good to go.
     
  8. DouggieJ

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    If all else fails use rm -rf ~/.Trash/* in the Terminal.app
     
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  9. xenon supra

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    this is likely the problem.
     
  10. wabash9000

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    were any of the files on an external drive that is no longer connected?
     
  11. scotty

    scotty why don't you take a seat right over there? OT Supporter

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    Yep, this is what fixed it for me. Had some pesky file in there with a long ass name and I didn't have the bootcamp partition mounted with vmware. Woulden't let me delete it until I had XP running.
     
  12. macbook bro

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    negative, i am running tiger, no boot camp or paralells
     
  13. macbook bro

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    nope
     
  14. macbook bro

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    they are some kind of "legal" files related to adobe photoshop and illustrator cs2
     

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