Empty the #$&@! trash already!
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:24 PM
This post has been edited by stevelee: 17 May 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:42 PM
That is, reboot and hold down Command+R after the boot chime until you see the Apple icon.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:49 PM
Also, sometimes if a program is currently running, it will prevent one of its documents from being emptied, even if it's not actively using that document. In those cases, just quitting the application fixed it, and the trash emptied.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:53 PM
If I trash an application without an Uninstall option, I use AppCleaner, which finds associated folders scattered in the OS and it puts them in the Trash. If Trash won't empty because something is 'in use', I use Trash It, or an older application What's Keeping Me, which usually does the trick. After using the Uninstall option for an application, I use Spotlight to be sure every thing's gone, which some times it isn't. Then I use one of the procedures I wrote about above.