MY PROBLEM: [for my system info see below] A while I noticed that my good old reliable favorite Mac trash management app, "EmptyTrash
," had stopped working. Odd. I tried a re-install. No change. I unistalled EmptyTrash
My Trash Bin is waaay full (appprox. 2 million items), so I wanted to empty it. It won't empty. No way, no how. Returns an Error Code [see attachment] . Have tried the Press-mouse-Option-key
trick. Doesn't work. I repaired permissions
on disk, restarted - doesn't work. I resorted to several 3rd party apps: bathhmod, tothtrash,emptytrash, trashit
- none of them worked. I already have Cocktail
, which offers an option to Force Empty Trash
. Doesn't work!
Have been all over Apple forums - see nothing useful there, except some Unix stuff, but I am not Unix-wise, so am afraid of Terminal.
Anyone got any ideas how to empty my Trash?
Oh, one other pertinent fact: there are old Time Machine backup folders
in Trash - HOWEVER
- I used batchmod to unlock them.
Please note, as well, I run my system from a Sandbox on external Firewire HD.
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.30f1
Model: Hitachi HDS721075KLA360
OSX ver 10.6.6