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lukemc
20th October 2008, 05:45 PM
Hi Guys

Every time i try to empty the trash i get the following message

"the operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of the items."

i am the only account on the mac....

Very confused, any help appreciated

thanks

Luke

chrome
20th October 2008, 05:48 PM
Move the offending file to the desktop

Open Terminal and run


cd Desktop
sudo rm BAD_FILENAME

Where BAD_FILENAME is the name of the file. As a tip if you type the first few characters of the filename and press TAB, it will try to complete the filename for you.

lukemc
20th October 2008, 06:15 PM
i just realised that the trash only has items in it when i plug in my external HD..... now im totally confused

mab
20th October 2008, 06:22 PM
Plug in external drive
Open terminal and type

cd .Trash
sudo rm -f *
cd ..

then close terminal

Note the dots

feeze
20th October 2008, 06:37 PM
i just realised that the trash only has items in it when i plug in my external HD..... now im totally confused

When you delete a file it goes to a hidden folder surprisingly called 'Trash'

Each volume, i.e. disk, has it's own trash folder. But Mac OS X represents all trash folders as one one trash can.

In order to delete the trash folder on your external disk simply plug the disk in and then select 'empty trash' on the the trash can in the dock. EDIT: Note this is a general guide, use the above guides to empty stubborn files. :)

Lumus
20th October 2008, 06:39 PM
I get this issue whenever I try to delete a file from an NTFS formatted drive. Is this a windows drive?

lukemc
20th October 2008, 06:55 PM
no its a fat32

im almost at the point where i format it and start over, i tried the advice from mab and nothing happened i think, the trash folder is still chockas!

Lumus
21st October 2008, 01:58 PM
Could this happen if DiskMounter's permissions have been changed?

forgie
21st October 2008, 02:26 PM
Trash files for external disks are stored on the disks themselves, not in ~/.Trash. AFAIK they are stored in "/Volumes/VOLUME_NAME/.Trashes" (VOLUME_NAME is a placeholder for the actual volume name). To empty one manually, do the following in Terminal:


-


Type in "cd " (note the space after cd), then drag-and-drop your external disk onto the Terminal window. Then hit return.

Now type in "cd .Trashes". Hit return.

Now type in "sudo rm -rf *". Hit return. Enter your password when prompted, then hit return again.


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As a sidenote: The "sudo" bit gives you "super user" access to your system, which means that a command that follows sudo can do whatever it wants. This means that when you use sudo, make sure you type the command in properly. If you type it in wrong, you can do stupid things, like wipe your whole hard drive.

edit: What I've just detailed actually kills Trash functionality on that drive until it is re-mounted. If you try and delete a file from that disk after doing this, you'll get a "This file will be immediately deleted..." message. To get back the Trash for that disk, just disconnect and re-connect it.

lukemc
21st October 2008, 07:14 PM
thanks forgie, i tried but came up with a lot of operation not permitted messages

rm: 501/MUSIC/TUNEZ: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Vines - Highly Evolved: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Smashing Pumpkins/Still Becoming Apart: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Smashing Pumpkins/Mellon Collie And The Infinite: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Smashing Pumpkins/MACHINA-The Machines of God: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Smashing Pumpkins/Greatest Hits: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Smashing Pumpkins: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Red Hot Chili Peppers/Blood Sugar Sex Magik: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Prodigy Presents-/The Dirtchamber Sessions, Vol. 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Prodigy Presents-: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Prodigy/The Fat of the Land: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Prodigy: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Fast and the Furious: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Crystal Method/Tweekend: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Crystal Method: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Chemical Brothers/Dig Your Own Hole: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Chemical Brothers/Come with Us: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Chemical Brothers: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Cat Empire/The Cat Empire: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Cat Empire: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Black Eyed Peas/Elephunk: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Black Eyed Peas: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Beastie Boys/Hello Nasty [UK]: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/The Beastie Boys: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Tha Eminem Show: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Technotronic/Pump Up the Jam: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Technotronic: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Snoop Doggy Dogg/Doggystyle: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Snoop Doggy Dogg/Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss [PA] [UK]: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Snoop Doggy Dogg/Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Snoop Doggy Dogg/Snoop Dogg - Top Dogg: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Snoop Doggy Dogg/Snoop Dogg - Tha Doggfather [Clean]: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Snoop Doggy Dogg: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Red Hot Chili Peppers/2002 By the Way: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Red Hot Chili Peppers/1999 Californication: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Red Hot Chili Peppers/1995 One Hot Minute: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Red Hot Chili Peppers/1991 Blood Sugar Sex Magik: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Red Hot Chili Peppers/1989 Mother's Milk: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Red Hot Chili Peppers/1987 The Uplift Mofo Party Plan: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Red Hot Chili Peppers/1985 Freaky Styley: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Red Hot Chili Peppers: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Rage against the Mach: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Powderfinger/Vulture Street: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Powderfinger/Prodigy, The - Music for the Jilted Generation: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Powderfinger: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Pete Murray - Feeler: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Nirvana - Nevermind: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Nirvana - In Utero: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Nine Inch Nails/The Perfect Drug [Single Versions]: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Nine Inch Nails: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Nature's Finest- Naughty By Nature's Greatest Hits/Naughty By Nature: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/N.E.R.D/In Search Of: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Ministry of Sound- The Annual 2004 Disc 2: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Ministry of Sound- The Annual 2004 Disc 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Ministry Of Sound - Trance Nation Anthems/Ministry of Sound- Trance Nation Anthems Disc 2: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Ministry Of Sound - Trance Nation Anthems/Ministry of Sound- Trance Nation Anthems Disc 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Ministry Of Sound - Trance Nation Anthems: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/LL Cool J/Phenomenon: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/LL Cool J: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Live - The Distance To Here: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Kris Kross: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Xzibit - Restless: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Wu-Tang Forever Disc 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Wu Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Willa Ford - Willa Was Here: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Wild, Vol. 9 Disc 2: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Westwood II CD 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Usher - Usher: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Usher - 8701 [Japan Bonus Track]: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Tiesto - Parade of the Athletes: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Something For Kate - Echolalia: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Snoop Dogg Presents Doggy Style Allstars- Welcome to tha House, Vol. 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Snoop Dogg - Top Dogg: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Snoop Dogg - Tha Doggfather [Clean]: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Silverchair - The Best Of Vol 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Rush Hour 1 Soundtrack: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Prodigy - The Fat of the Land: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Powder Finger - Internationalist: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Pete Murray - Feeler: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Papa Roach - Infest: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/P.Diddy - We Invented The Remix: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/P.Diddy - The Saga Continues: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Nirvana - Nevermind: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Next Friday - Soundtrack: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Nelly - Nellyville: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Nelly - Country Grammer: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Nature's Finest- Naughty By Nature's Greatest Hits: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Ministry of Sound Annual 2005 Disc 2: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Ministry of Sound Annual 2005 Disc 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Millencolin - Pennybridge Pioneers: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Method Man - Judgement Day: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Limp Bizkit - Three Dollar Bill, Yall: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Kurupt - Word of Mouf: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/KoRn - All Mixed Up: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Kid Rock - The History of Rock [Clean]: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Justin Timberlake - Justified: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Joe - My Name Is Joe [Japan Bonus Tracks]: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Jay Z - The Dynasty: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Jay Z - The Blueprint˛- The Gift & the Curse Disc 2: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Jay Z - The Blueprint˛- The Gift & the Curse Disc 1: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Jay Z & Linkin Park - Collision Course: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Ja Rule - The Last Temptation: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Ja Rule - Rule 3-36: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Ja Rule - Pain Is Love: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Ice Cube - War + Peace Vol 2: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Hole - Live Through This: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Gwen Stephanie - Love Angels Baby: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Guttermouth - Friendly People: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Guido Hatzis/Do Not Talk Over Me: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Guido Hatzis: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Grestest 2002: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Green Day - Slappy EP: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Green Day - Insomniac: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Green Day - Dookie: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Green Day - Bowling Bowling Bowling Parking Parking EP: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Green Day - 1,000 Hours EP: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Get Rich or Die Tryin': Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/G-Unit: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Funk Master Flex - Funk Flex Vol. 4 The Mixtape: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Franz Ferdinand: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Forrest Gump - Soundtrack - Disc 1: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Fat Boy Slim - Live on Brighton Beach [UK]: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Fabolous - Street Dreams: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Eminem - The Slim Shady LP: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Eazy-Duz-It: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Cypress Hill III- Temples of Boom: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded/Craig David - Slicker Than Your Average: Operation not permitted
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rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded: Directory not empty
rm: 501/MUSIC: Directory not empty
rm: 501/Recycled/Df3: Operation not permitted
rm: 501/Recycled: Directory not empty
rm: 501: Directory not empty

It did however take half the junk out, any other suggestions? Apologies if this is bad form, but i thought it may help with the issues....

Thanks for all the suggestions so far

Currawong
21st October 2008, 07:21 PM
Copy all the files off the drive you want to keep and format the drive. Does it need to be FAT32? Are you connecting it to a PC as well?

lukemc
21st October 2008, 07:58 PM
sadly i am yeah, i use a PC to download content and then transfer it to my mac, only due to Utorrent not being available, as soon as it is i wont use the PC anymore.

I think i am going to have to format the drive!

soulman
21st October 2008, 08:30 PM
rm: 501/MUSIC/Full Albums - Ripped Downloaded: Directory not emptyMaybe it's karma. Try buying some music and see if that helps. :)

Madone
21st October 2008, 08:37 PM
try deleting them using the 'secure empty trash'

lukemc
21st October 2008, 08:40 PM
ouch, soulman! i do beleive in Karma though, ill buy some albums tomorrow!

Madly waiting for Johnny cash remixed by various hip hop artists to come out in Jan! flame away!

gikku
21st October 2008, 09:04 PM
same but different...
my fav terminal cmd for trash;

rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

forgie
23rd October 2008, 11:19 AM
same but different...
my fav terminal cmd for trash;

rm -rf ~/.Trash/*
As I mentioned earlier, that won't affect the Trash on an external drive.

lukemc: are you sure you did that command exactly as I typed it?

"sudo rm -rf ANYTHING" should delete anything.

When you do a "sudo xxxxxxx" command, it will say

"Password:"

You have to type in your admin password, then hit return. The characters won't show up on the screen, but they are being recorded. I'm a little confused - does anyone know of a situation that "sudo rm -rf X" won't delete a file?