mystery files prevent trash emptying

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  1. Lilly Q

    Lilly Q New Member

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    Hi all.
    Screen shot 2014-05-30 at 10.50.13 AM.png
    These three files were in my trash and prevented me from emptying it. I have no idea what they are or what they're about. The Walrus666 link doesn't seem to be available anymore, so I can't try that.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Hi,

    Possibly try this, open terminal in your applications folder then type the following command.
    "sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*" (without quotes) and then press enter.

    You might get a prompt to enter your OS X user password. Type it in and then press again, once done you should be returned to the main user prompt in Terminal.
    NB:
    Before you exit terminal look at the Trash icon in your dock which should now be empty.
     
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    It worked! Thanks!
     
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    Hi,

    Your most welcome.
     
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