Monday, November 19, 2012

OSX Trash Bin Wont Empty

They mountain lion update for me has made my mac much worse. One of the issues i've found is that the trash bin wont finish emptying for some ungodly reason. It will just sit there, saying it has to delete like 2000 items and it will just never finish. Well, luckily there is an easy way to do it manually.

A user's trash bin is stored in their home directory, under "~/.Trash". All you have to do is go into that directory and just 'rm -rf' everything there. Or if you are paranoid about the hard drive sectors, you can always do a 'rm -rfP' which will overwrite the files 3 times before releasing the sections as free.


rm -rfP ~/.Trash/*

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